Hellweg & Cloutier
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Produced in small batches for limited release. A Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume model tailpiece resembling the tailpiece adorned upon the 1716 "Messiah-Salabue" Violin by Antonio Stradivari.
Hellweg & Cloutier's replica Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume "Messiah" model classical instrument carved tailpiece for violin, viola, and cello.
The pictures depict a 3D rendering of the tailpiece and how it appears on various instruments.
Installation: We highly recommend you consult a skilled luthier to install a tailpiece on your violin, viola, or cello! When installing a tailpiece, your soundpost can fall when removing strings, requiring a highly skilled process with years of training to ensure proper refit for the instrument. In addition there are important steps for a proper fit, tailgut considerations, and string length behind the bridge. Please consult your luthier before purchasing to ensure the proper size is ordered!
Wood Varieties: Mountain Mahogany, Boxwood, Richlite, Katalox, Southern Live Oak
Sustainability: These wood species are not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Please allow up to four weeks lead time for all new orders.