Strung it up today. String length is about 1/4-size violin. I experimented with various soundhole shapes, then finally decided to go modern/archaic. Viking longboat, with the curves being the upper and lower bouts. Top is spruce from near McCall, Idaho.
Back was an abondoned full-size violin back, European tonewood.
Neck is carved from a chunk of maple stock. Fingerboad is salvaged from an older fiddle. Width of the fingerboard is more normally full-sized, though the string length is 1/4.
Detail of horsehead. Inspired by photos I had seen of Norwegian Ale Bowls.
Full-size fiddle at back. "Glasgow ca. 1780" inspired kits on either side of the new horsehead kit.
More on the Glasgow kit: http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSE00590