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Looking To Acquire A Viennese Style Tailpiece for Old Violin
BassClef posted a topic in The PegboxDear Forum Members and Readers, Short version: I am seeking to acquire an old Viennese style tailpiece as shown in the photo below. Please message me here if you have one or have a lead for me or if you don't have an account and are reading, email me at EdHeidegger@gmail.com. Longer version: If you have followed the ups and downs, highs and lows, twists and turns of the Plunge thread, you might have noticed that a couple of years back my uncle gave me my late grandfather's old Viennese master violin, made in 1778. Since receiving it I have had it identified, authenticated, and restored/repaired into fine form, with a lot of help along the way from noted forum members, one in particular. The main repair (done by an old friend) was fixing the angle of the neck. I do very much want to bring the violin back to an as-close-to-authentic state as possible. I believe the pegs to be pretty old. The tailpiece that it came with is modern. I have since acquired an older tailpiece sort of like that in the images but it has been identified by an expert as a later german mass-produced tailpiece that was modified to slightly resemble the tailpieces in the image below. Simply put, I would be overjoyed to be able to bring further post-baroque originality to this instrument that is very meangingful to me and my family. I am asking the help of the wide-reaching arms of the forum members and those reading to put me in touch with someone who has an old Viennese tailpiece like the ones shown in the photos. Thank you in advance for reading this post and for your comments, even if you cannot help me with my quest. Even a discussion about the tailpieces below would be appreciated. Please message me if you have any leads. If you are reading and don't have an account, please email me at EdHeidegger@gmail.com. I am also interested in old Viennese violin fittings (pegs, buttons, etc.) but the tailpiece is my primary item of interest. Cheers