News : Fittings for strings instruments  

Many of the respectable 200 years old cellos circulating in the auction sales have attracted my attention. Looking at them, I got a feeling of incongruity, like looking at a beautiful piece of furniture with a wood-grained Formica top.
It's that shiny plastic tailpiece. I was upset to see that this sparkling eyesore was hiding the instrument ! Something had to be made about this, at least for aesthetic reasons.
I am a also a violin maker and my knowledge of the setup and adjustment of instruments is a useful skill. However, some questions arise regarding the evolution of the fittings of the instruments of the classical quartet.