A tailpiece in Time

The factory violin I’m restoring came to me with an old ebony tailpiece in the tulip style.  Since i’m replacing the spruce fingerboard (yes spruce), with one of rosewood, I decided to make a matching tailpiece.    For those interested in making a similar tailpiece I documented the dimensions.  Here are some pictures of a preliminary tailpiece, along with to-scale pdf of the dimensions.

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Scale dimension diagram

Violin Science (?)

“Science is the capability to predict the outcome of a specific situation…

It is only science when it is applied to the measurable, when it is accurate, consistently predictive, and when the limitations are well understood.

Science, does not explain what we experience, it only interprets and predicts.”

Check out the new Science section.  This section will be both an on-going repository of my own research, and a set of reference material for other makers and those curious about the application of science in stringed instrument making.