Can you help identify this tailpiece?

December 4, 2018, 12:04 PM ·
I was hoping someone might help me identify the violin tailpiece in this Youtube video. You can see it best starting at the 1 minute, 13 second mark. I have never seen one just like it and don't believe it is a "Bois d'harmonie". It may be a custom built, but I would be very interested in acquiring one.

If you have any trouble with the link above, the URL is:

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

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December 4, 2018, 12:29 PM · Pretty sure it's from the New Cleveland Group. Who is also Desert Strings I think, or that may just be their retail outlet.

If you look at the photo of accessories you can see it there. Pretty sure if you call them you can get one. My experience has been that they are really nice.

Edited: December 6, 2018, 11:34 AM · I believe the ones pictured on the Desert Strings website are for Cello.
Nicholas Kitchen is using one on his violin. Anyone,,, Please?
December 6, 2018, 12:15 PM · Right, but I'm pretty sure they supply violin ones. They make them out all of all different kinds of woods including boxwood and even pernambuco.
December 6, 2018, 3:48 PM · Looks like a tailpiece made of boxwood. It could be one of these:

If that isn't right, you also can look at this thread:

There almost all manufacturers of string adjusters and tailpieces with string adjusters are listed.

Good luck for your search.

December 6, 2018, 4:35 PM · It is a Bois d'Harmonie. The ones from Desert Strings have a slightly different proportion and the screws are taller off the tailpiece and have larger knobs.

Why would you put a knock-off tailpiece on your Strad?

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