Friday, July 11, 2008

Fiddle Tailpieces

Every once in a while, we run across a real interesting tailpiece. I guess you used whatever you have when there isn't a repair shop around. I have seen tailpieces made from forks and spoons, carved from wood in all kinds of shapes, and then this mostly wire tailpiece that incorporates the tailgut into the actual design of the piece itself.

These are some inlayed tailpieces:

This is a marble-ized plastic tailpiece that came on an older fiddle with matching pegs:

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