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.
We compared this tailpiece against the ZMT tailpiece and found that there was barely a difference, maybe due to the fact that you had to buy an extended G-string in order to use it... With this tailpiece you can use your current violin string set!
Wood density list average (Grams per Cubic Centimeter)
* Brazilian Pernambuco is an expensive wood due to its rarity as well as the extended drying time required. It only grows in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil and can only be harvested from trees that are 50-100 years old. Due to its high density, it works very well as a violin bow or as a fittings set.
Very nice tailpiece (weighs 10 grams for anyone interested in that) considerably mellowed out my harsh G string, and added great body and tone. This tailpiece brings out the unique character of each string, playing to all of their strengths.
Fiddlershop is a small family-owned business located in South Florida. Since 2012 we have been serving the string community with quality instruments and accessories. We believe that music and instruments should be accessible to everyone at a price they can afford.