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Ljova's interactive BABY naming contest. [Jan. 23rd, 2008|11:55 am]
non-traditional violinists

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[thesoupasonic]

What in the horror world is this? -- Why, it's a picture of my brand new baby. I'm anxious to denounce any rumors that its immaculate conception belongs to my wife, or J-Lo.
But what should we call it? That, my friends, is up to you - see below, and thank you!



This new baby is a 6-stringed acoustic instrument, made by the excellent Eric Aceto of Ithaca, NY. On its belly, it carries the strings of a viola (C-G-D-A), the violin (G-D-A-E) and a super-low string (F), one pitch higher than the bottom note of the guitar. Size-wise, it's taller than a violin but shorter than a viola, clocking in at 14 inches.

So what should we call it? I'd like to propose a baby-naming contest. For all details, see my blog.

Enjoy!

best,
Ljova
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[User Picture]From: pstscrpt
2008-01-23 05:29 pm (UTC)
It looks neat, but I'm unclear why something so untraditional would still have those infernal friction pegs.
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[User Picture]From: thesoupasonic
2008-01-23 05:37 pm (UTC)
funny you should ask -- the instrument actually has "pegheds", which work quite great.
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[User Picture]From: pstscrpt
2008-01-23 07:12 pm (UTC)
Alright, I'm completely in lust over those now, but I can't really justify spending $150 on pegs for my $400 violin.
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[User Picture]From: thesoupasonic
2008-01-23 07:17 pm (UTC)
that would be difficult..
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[User Picture]From: jasonfifi
2008-01-23 05:39 pm (UTC)
it's kind of like a... mando-violin de gamba. no. hmmm..

6 strings in a 5th spaced tuning is a huge range. that must be so so much fun. i have one of my classical guitars tuned CGDaea(i can't find a small enough string to go up to a b)

you must be having so much fun right now.
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[User Picture]From: thesoupasonic
2008-01-23 05:42 pm (UTC)
thanks, and yep, indeed, tons of fun.
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[User Picture]From: saltyfiddler
2008-01-23 06:12 pm (UTC)
I've played one of those Acetos!! I had a great time playing with different tunings on it! And on the one I had, the monster dude on the scroll had some seriously scary teeth.. Have fun!!!
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[User Picture]From: thesoupasonic
2008-01-23 06:15 pm (UTC)
he sure does have amazing teeth -- thanks for the good wishes! :)

x
Ljova
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