Holstein Braided Steel Violin Tailgut
Holstein Braided Steel Violin Tailgut
Holstein Braided Steel Violin Tailgut


Holstein Braided Steel Violin Tailgut

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The Holstein Braided Steel Violin Tailpiece Gut / Adjuster is used to secure the tailpiece to the end button on the violin. The steel produces a quicker transmission of sound, more overtone, and resonates faster than other commonly used nylon tailguts / adjusters.

The Holstein Braided Steel Violin Tailgut is very bendable and adjustable, yet it will not stretch or become affected by climate change. Its strength and durability makes it virtually unbreakable. This model is comparable to the Wittner Braided Steel Tailpiece Fastener.

  • Fits 3/4 - 4/4 violins only

The Holstein Braided Steel Violin Tailgut comes with a lifetime warranty.

 *  Steel tailgut only. Ebony tailpiece is not included.

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Jeff T.
United States United States

Very Favorable

I was happy with aspects of product and experience. Fast delivery!

John B.
United States United States

Holstein Braided Steel Violin Tailgut

I got a brighter louder sound...was very pleased.

Steve S.
United States United States

Holstein Braided Steel Violin Tailgut

I love all of the steel tailgut they are easy to work with and do not stretch more flexible that makes for quick setup when changing tail pieces !

United States United States

Old Tailpiece

Hi, I'm sure I'd have loved this tailgut, but I have a very old tailpiece that it didn't fit for. The loop wouldn't reach the pin thingy to go around it. I've tried to DYI fix my great-grandmother's violin, but I have failed miserably, or at least I'd have to invest more than I want to in it. I ended up renting a violin from a city nearby and am considering buying a violin from Fiddlershop before the 3 months are up on this violin.

Francis K.
Singapore Singapore

Braided Steel Tailgut

I have tried StradPet’s, Wittner’s and Holstein’s braided tailgut. IMO, compared to the standard nylon (Sacconi) tail guts, braided steel/titanium tail guts do modulate the tone because they do not damp the vibrations as nylon does, thus more energy is being fed back into the instrument vs being absorbed by the nylon gut. Also, the steel/titanium guts reduce the string angle between the saddle and the bridge, because they have a smaller diameter than a nylon gut, which can be a good or a bad thing. Generally, within reasonable limits, a more acute angle gives a more aggressive tone and a gentler angle gives a more resonant tone. That being said, an angle that is too small on the tailpiece side of the bridge, can start to act as a mute. I have found that the Wittner steel gut is too thin for my instrument. I cannot use it without having my saddle raised a little. StradPet’s gut is considerably thicker, and works for my instrument, but it is a hassle to set up. The strands are loosely wound and if you are not careful when setting and re-setting up, they’re prone to unravelling and kinking up. No prizes for guessing which steel tailgut I have on my instrument right now. (; Holstein’s braided gut happens to be the right fit for my instrument. Not too thin in diameter, and not flimsy. It is easy to adjust and center, the threads are smooth, and the price is a steal. Maybe it is time to make a variation in black soon? (; Thank you Fiddlershop, pleasure doing business with you

Fiddlershop founders, Michael Holstein and Pierre Holstein, posing in the Fiddlershop workshop with some of their favorite violin and violas for some of the best workshops

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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.

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Orders placed after November 15th will have at least until January 31st, 2023 to return or exchange.