Do not underestimate the importance of this piece. Very often the tailpiece is fastened to the instrument by means of a metal cable, ed according to strength and ease of fitting, without any special considerations as regards acoustic qualities. Over time, gut, which has excellent acoustic properties but which is fragile, has been replaced by metal which, though very strong, due to its stiffness represents a real brake for the instrument. To secure the tailpiece, we have invented a tailpiece cord with acoustic and elastic characteristics comparable to gut. This is strong and safe and fitting is as practical as making a knot. The tailpiece cord controls the oscillation of the strings in a longitudinal direction, makes the sound more open and upgrades instrument response capacity.
Black tailpiece cord for violin/viola-25 cm
MUSIC and EMOTION
Stephan Schertler introduces this issue with an insight into the company’s motivation for developing new products.
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