Skull violin


22 Responses to “Skull violin”

  1. Chris Drouin says:

    This machine kills demons!

  2. solstice2005 says:

    Humm! They are sold out and they drop the price?  How very nice of them… Or maybe the reviews have come back that it may be impressive looking but does not sound very good?

  3. winkybb says:

    I think they aren’t taking up the opportunity to make the head and scroll something equally ghoulish.

    It looks like it might do electric, compressed, distorted violin sounds pretty well, but I’d think its pure acoustic tone would be a bit dire. It doesn’t really have any sort of soundboard. There is a reason why 99.999999% of violins are pretty much non skull-shaped, I guess.

    • Bobsyeruncle says:

       Yeah, but most of those reasons apply to acoustics.  For electrics, it’s tradition that often defines the shape.  For a solid-body, it’s not a big factor in sound quality.

  4. Dave Ball says:

    Nash the Slash would love this! It would go with his death’s head Mandolin.

  5. Boundegar says:


  6. Gordon Klock says:

    Not a ‘proper’ (acoustic) violin, but looks like fun to play thru multi-effects at a ‘enhancement’ addled audience….
    kinda pricey too…

    • pizzicato says:

      Yeah, you need to use steel string for the pick up, that changes the sound, plus it does not have resonant cavity, it will again sound small and different. 

      I will stick to my electrified marimba :)

  7. bcsizemo says:

    Looks like something Emilie Autumn would use:

  8. Mike Guerrero says:

    These guys make a skull violin and they get cheers. Meanwhile, I spend years perfecting my cat skeleton ukulele [genuine catgut strings, natch] and all I get are visits from the FBI and special letters I have to mail to all my new neighbors every time I move. 

    • 3eff_jeff says:

      Shoulda gone with a copter drone.

    • James B says:

       A story about banjo makers in the Foxfire series talks about these guys that would steal their neighbor’s cats to make banjo drums.  They tried to be cool about it, “We wouldn’t never take their last cat”. 

      And I could see one of these showing up in Hank III’s band.

  9. no1curr says:

    O’ the dreadful wind and rain!

  10. Frank Diekman says:

    Metal!   m/ O_O m/

  11. fnc says:

    Looks like something the devil would play were he down in Georgia.

  12. aplusbi says:

    Electric violins use piezoelectric pickups so you don’t need steel strings. Some electric violins have a cavity for resonance although this one clearly doesn’t.

    But just like people don’t expect an electric guitar to sound like an acoustic, you shouldn’t expect to get the same sound as an acoustic with this beauty.

    This was meant as a reply to pizzicato but apparently if I’m not logged in and log in while posting, boingboing decides to change my reply to a top-level post.

  13. nagemr says:

    Oh gawd!    Just because you can make something does not necessarily mean you should make something.  An oddity for the scrap heap!

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