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This question is driving me nuts: how does one tie tailgut on a Baroque-style tailpiece? I've looked a photos such as the Strad poster of the Stainer violin in original condition, and I don't see a knot or any clue as to how to tie the tailgut securely as well as neatly.

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That one drove me batty for awhile too.

The 'tie' is at the endpin, on the underside, and consists of heat-swelling the ends of the gut, overlapping them, and lapping around them with carpet thread between the two ends.


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(ignore the underline marks on the lower left, ascii diagram doesn't work well here.)

I don't have provenance for this, I got it from a builder.

[This message has been edited by Andres Sender (edited 02-14-2002).]

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