Quality Fittings

May 16, 2004 at 10:28 PM · I am looking to get boxwood fittings for my violin. Who makes some good quality fittings?

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May 18, 2004 at 12:30 AM · You can try Les Bois D'Harmonie (www.harmonie.net). Some exquisite fittings in boxwood. They are also available through Johnson String in Boston (www.johnsonstring.com)--they stock fittings in boxwood as well.

All pegs come over-sized. Be sure to take them to your luthier to have them fitted to the instrument.

Good luck with the summer months and your new boxwood pegs. Mine can give me fits, however their lighter weight adds to the instrument's response.

Eric

May 18, 2004 at 05:20 AM · you can find some pretty decent carved sets on Ebay if you look.

May 18, 2004 at 08:07 AM · What exactly is a fitting?

May 18, 2004 at 09:33 AM · Tuning pegs, endpin, tailpiece, chinrest; aka "trimmings."

May 18, 2004 at 09:35 AM · Really fine ones are artistic, and the French have been famous for theirs. These days, factories in India and China are making some decent knock-offs,often to be found on Ebay for a nominal fee.

May 18, 2004 at 06:38 PM · You could try Specialty Violin Making Products

http://marketplace.amazia.com/violinstore/welcome.asp?cn=23253&affid=

. I bought my beautiful boxwood Flesch Flat from them.

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