Awesome! Thanks so much for all the info folks! I really appreciate it!
I am going to make a series of "cigar-box" fiddles like this one I made below so I can play around with wood types and see how they look and sound.
For the first one I am thinking Koa back/sides/neck and a bearclaw spruce for the top. Has anyone used there before? Or have any ideas on how it would sound? I understand that using these woods in a cigar box vs a real violin will already put them at a disadvantage but thought it would be a fun summer project anyways!
Thanks again all!