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This small French viola came into the shop today getting a make over. The first thing I noticed is the tailpiece was way too long. The viola sounded very muted and not very responsive and quite sluggish.
4 years ago when I first made the first generation of violin tailpiece from carbon fiber, I accidentally made it too long and did not fit the typical violin at 354mm well. I scrapped the mould and made a new shorter version for the violin and kept 4 of these extra long violin tailpieces just for memory sake.
4 years later this beautiful 15” viola came in and this tailpiece was exactly what it needed. Luckily I saved it and found it, the viola is now happy, quick response, rings lot more even for a little guy.
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First two pieces for the new year.
Happy new year everyone
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For those of you who prefer the ebony look instead of the carbon fiber weave. ... See MoreSee Less

For those of you who prefer the ebony look instead of the carbon fiber weave.

1 down 4 to go before the end of the year.
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1 down 4 to go before the end of the year.
www.tonaltailpiece.com
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