This tailpiece design allows for a slightly longer string length, meant to enhance resonation and sound production in your violin! The improvement may be slight, but for a fine violinist, that can go a long way. Dense woods are often ideal for areas that are constantly in use (but do not produce as much sound). Keep in mind that the density is not the only thing to factor in, as the quality and make will be the biggest factor.
This tailpiece is available in a regular and a lightweight option. The lightweight option us hollowed out in the core to reduce weight and stress on the strings, which will allow for a more open and full projection and tone!
Wood density list average (Grams per Cubic Centimeter)
High quality (lightweight model)
This is hands down the best tailpiece I’ve bought from fiddlershop. The workmanship is outstanding, holes for the tailgut are sized and cantered properly. Also, I was able to use hill style fine tuners without further working on the string slots, as I usually have to do on other tailpieces. This tailpiece not only tamed the wolf on my violin, it also increased the resonance and overtones. I’m hoping to see you guys offer the lightweight style in other material choices. They really are great.
Harp tailpiece comparison video
I hear a slight difference...harp tailpiece a bit more resonant sound on some of the notes you played. Really, I need to play the violin myself to hear better...I have a Padauk harp tailpiece on my Maggini violin and a few other violins...to me definitely improved the sound. Quality bridge setup and good strings also very important. Curious to try the Olive wood harp tailpiece I saw on Amazon...and the Rosewood piece you sell...Will you carry the Padauk harptailpiece anymore? Thanks
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