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For those of you loves the wet glossy look, simply a super thin layer of automotive clear coat. The weather was so nice that I get to do this outside for the first time. ... See MoreSee Less

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One of the highlights of my SF trip was meeting John Sherba of the Kronos Quartet. I made a special tailpiece for him that has the same designed fine tuners as the cello version and is the only one I have ever made so far. Spending an afternoon tweaking his violin as well as sharing old time stories of legendary musicians was such a delight. Today I got this letter from him and so happy to hear his experience touring with that special tailpiece.

“ Kenneth , sorry for the delay in responding . Currently on my to Toronto after 2 weeks in Europe . The tailpiece has now been through many climates , halls and even a string change . Passed all the tests ! I love it . In all the different acoustics it kept the characteristics I noticed right from the beginning - more breath to the sound . On my violin this translates into more ring , depth and ease of playing . As others noted , your tailpiece can add more positive colors to the sound than a sound post tweaking . It must be the combination of material , weight and shape , whatever , I hear and feel a major difference . ( more than just merely subtle) Thank you for the personalized tuners . Tuners can be quite different . Some fussy , as well as difficult to turn and difficult to put new strings on . As we talked about ,the lever often falls off when changing a string . Not a fun thing to have happen in the middle of a concert - imagine if the lever falls to the ground and you can’t find it . You’re tuners are simply the best in all regards . Thanks for all the thought and work you put into these important devices . Over the last 40 years I have tried many different kinds of tailpieces and totally recommend yours . It’s fabulous . Great talking with you in SF and will let you know when we are back east . My violin thanks you .”

John Sherba
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What a gorgeous bass.So here I am with the Gasparo da Salo, anno ~1585. Finally (and somewhat reluctantly) got the carbon fiber tailpiece on. Honestly didn't expect much - spent several months testing lots of different tailpieces and wires a couple of years ago, and pretty certain I had found the best combo for the Gasparo. Having played the new tailpiece now for about two weeks, I can only say this: not taking it off! Smooth playing, more resonance in the low register, more vibrance in the high ranges, faster response and significantly easier to play cross-string legatos. This one is a keeper! ... See MoreSee Less

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World's first pitch-tuning tailpiece

Unleash the natural power of your instrument, with the help of modern science, technology and materials, while following the principles of traditional violin making.

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Possibly the most important innovation for the cello of our century. The tonal enhancement it offers cannot possibly have a price affixed to it.

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Increase in power and, especially in the middle strings, of clarity, is enough to persuade me that I’d never want to give up this new dimension I’ve discovered.

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It is a bigger difference than any strings, or any adjustment, bridge, strings, or soundpost I’ve ever tried on my instrument. This is the real thing.

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