Here at Animato Strings, we provide a variety of tailpieces and tail guts that can be specifically tailored to your instrument. Thanks to our on-site workshop and the craftsmanship of our talented luthiers, we provide a unique service as we can fiddle around with different tail pieces and tail guts while you listen to find the perfect sound for your cello.
The tailpiece serves as an anchor for the strings as well as a spacer for each one. The main factors to consider in tailpiece selection are; material, size & shape, weight and proper placement. Common materials used are ebony, boxwood, rosewood, pernambuco, aluminum and plastic synthetics. Denser woods like ebony tend to brighten and focus an instruments tone, where softer woods can deepen and warm up the sound.