Tailpiece for a 7/8 violin

November 26, 2017, 4:04 PM · Can anyone tell me whether I should get a full-size tailpiece for my 7/8 violin, or if I should get a 3/4 size? My violin back is 352mm.

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Edited: November 26, 2017, 6:44 PM · 352 mm is full size not 7/8. 353mm is standard
Edited: November 26, 2017, 6:57 PM · What's up with the current tailpiece? A 4/4 tailpiece should do.
Edited: November 27, 2017, 1:50 AM · Any specific reason why you're looking at possibly a new tailpiece?
If the tailpiece you have fits the violin and it's not touching the saddle, and has room for the proper afterlength (usually 1/6 of the vibrating strings length), the size shouldn't matter much unless you're trying to fine-tune some specific quirk the violin might have that a different tailpiece could help.
November 27, 2017, 7:15 AM · Arthritis is preventing me from easily turning pegs to tune so I want to get a tailpiece with integrated tuners.
November 27, 2017, 7:24 AM · And thank you, at least now I know what size tailpiece to get.


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