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Dear Ken,
thank you very much for sending me a viola and a violin tailpiece. They came about a week ago in a smart looking class box, and I installed them carefully over the next few days.
I was lucky and did not damage the instruments or their sound posts!
The result is remarkable: there is an unexpected "enthusiasm" in the tone of the instruments. I don't want to call it louder, because the quality of sound has improved more than volume.
The intensity of the sound under the ear has an incredible, stimulating effect on my playing - and it has not changed or impacted the sweetness of sound of either instrument, which is why I play these instruments, and which I like a lot. of course.
So, THANK YOU to you and Andrew for making all this possible for me!
The very bestest of best wishes for you and your enterprises, as well as for your musical career. Hope to be able to welcome you to Vancouver, Canada, one of these years!
Peter Rohloff
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Many thanks to Kenneth Kuo for the invention of the fantastic Tonal Tailpiece.
Since I have replaced my Buxbom Bois de Harmonie tailpiece with Tonal Tailpiece since March 2017, it has helped enormously to open up the sound quality on my old Italian cello. It gives much more overtones, clarity, stability and depth of the sound.
It is suitable to the solo playing as well as orchestral and chamber music.
The projection of the cello feels much deeper and louder but for my impression its also easier to play really soft, dolce and pianissimo. My colleges at the Gothenburg Opera and students reacted very positive and got great impressions of the tailpieces and how the cello sounds. I really look forward to try it soon on my second cello, a modern Montagnana copy.

I highly recommend all string players to try this new product by Mr. Kuo that sets a whole new standard for tailpieces.

Hampus Linderholm
Principal of GothenburgOpera, Sweden
Teacher at Örebro Academy of Music

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Why did you invent a tailpiece with carbon fiber?

I am a strong believer that our instruments still have room to improve in sound and vibration and naturally produce a bigger and more vibrant sound. The tailpiece is a sensitive area of our instrument, its function is not only hold strings but to transmit the vibration and feed it back to the bridge. Using carbon fiber makes sense  because its weight to density ratio is able to transmit vibrations back to the bridge much more than wood,  plastic or metal. I made one for my 1700 Mateo Goffriller, instantly it woke up the old cello and gave it extra vibration, more focus, deeper bass, faster response, clearer tone and much more sound.

How much does it cost?

The violin version is $350 and comes with 1 titanium fine tuner on the E. French or Hill style available.
The viola version is $450.
The cello version is $800 for no fine tuners, $1200 with titanium fine tuners.
The bass version is $1000.

What information do I need to give you when I order?

We currently have 2 models for cello, FR and FE.
FR is for cellos with the bottom bout larger than 44cm like Montagnana,  Goffrillers, Rugierri or early Stradivarius.
FE is for cellos with narrower than 44cm bottom bout like the forma B Stradivarius, Guadagnini etc.

Can I customize the weight?

Yes, but please allow a 2-3 grams of tolerance as each scale may be different.

Violin – 7 grams and up
Viola – 9 grams and up
Cello – 28 grams and up
Bass – 65 grams and up

Can I customize in decoration?

Yes, please let us know the complexity and we can price accordingly.

The tailpiece look asymmetrical, is it suppose to be like that?

Yes, our paten Pending design follow the curvature of the bridge lowing the 3rd string to be the highest point so when the string extend from the bridge to the tailpiece it is a even angle of decent from all 4 strings creating a more even pressure on the bridge.

Does it come with tailgut?

Yes, each tailpiece will come with 2 Kevlar cords.

Can you tune my tailpiece to a specific note?

Yes, we can depending on which note and which model you choose, additional cost may be applied.

How long does it take to receive the product?

Since this is a hand made to order, please contact us for more accurate timing.

Can I try it first before I buy?

Yes, we are offering a 30 days trial before payment.

What form of payment do you take?

Check, money order, credit card (please add 3%), PayPal, and bank transfer.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes we do, we offer 12 months interest free payment plan.

What is the warranty on this tailpiece?

We offer a lifetime warranty on the tailpiece body.