Give me some more wood
long time since I been on here, bought a piece of black and white ebony on ebay for 60 dollars which was 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 18 3/4 a week ago and I made a home made violin neck from it to attach to the pine body of the violin. It looks awesome! used guitar tuners instead of traditional pegs, I just hollowed out the two pine boards using a 1 1/4 drill bit and cut them to shape and screwed the back piece onto the top! pretty simple. and it does make a sound.