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ModlrMike
12-28-2013, 03:51 PM
I was thinking of using something like this in a future build. It wouldn't have to be a uke, I have some other ideas in mind like a dulcimer or cittern in mind. Comments?

Violin Tailpiece (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Natural-Color-4-4-Jujube-Violin-Tailpiece-/200793912243?pt=String_Instrument_Parts_Accessorie s&hash=item2ec03ff3b3)

BlackBearUkes
12-28-2013, 08:20 PM
I was thinking of using something like this in a future build. It wouldn't have to be a uke, I have some other ideas in mind like a dulcimer or cittern in mind. Comments?

Violin Tailpiece (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Natural-Color-4-4-Jujube-Violin-Tailpiece-/200793912243?pt=String_Instrument_Parts_Accessorie s&hash=item2ec03ff3b3)

Why? What do you think you will gain?

ModlrMike
12-28-2013, 08:34 PM
To begin with, not much more than aesthetics as I like the shape. However you never know where experimentation might take you.

mjgreenwood
12-29-2013, 09:08 AM
I saw your post and had seen a number of guys use a violin like tail.

Here's one local guy's work.

http://www.koentoppguitars.com/guitars.php

I've also seen some ukes with it. Kinda fun if done tastefully

ksquine
12-30-2013, 04:14 AM
The tricky part of tail pieces on ukes is getting the proportions right. There's just not much room between the bridge and the tail on the usual uke shapes so the tail piece can look too fat and heavy. Maybe you could use something more like a mandolin style tail piece. No reason it wouldn't work if you can get it to fit in there and look right.

rubber necker
12-30-2013, 06:40 AM
Why? What do you think you will gain?

if he is just using that violin tailpiece on his personal ukulele,I see no problems but I would not buy a ukulele with that on it, seems to not be a ukulele anymore

orangeena
12-30-2013, 10:37 PM
I cant remember if I already posted this, but I wanted to try an archtop style tailpiece and ended up using a potato masher from the pound shop.

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo118/orangeena73/my%20ukulele%20stuff/IMAG0818_zps8b98bece.jpg

Trying it for size on a uke I built originally with a fixed bridge but got the scale length wrong.

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo118/orangeena73/my%20ukulele%20stuff/IMAG0816_zps8a4966e6.jpg

Cut and fitted

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo118/orangeena73/my%20ukulele%20stuff/IMAG0840_zpsc5d7f26e.jpg


http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo118/orangeena73/my%20ukulele%20stuff/IMAG0841_zpsb2b02d5e.jpg

It plays pretty good and loud too even with a very shallow break on the floating bridge. I gave it to my Dad for Xmas. Anything is possible and I am sure you can make the violin tailpiece work too.

Max

Manalishi
12-30-2013, 11:27 PM
I once made and fitted a violin style tailpiece on a banjo-uke I was
making,but find the fixed bridges on wooden ukuleles to be perfect
for the job they were designed for!