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Wow, that brass is really nice!  How does it effect the sound? 

The hard-core luthiers say you can adjust the afterlenght (between tail and bridge) to be a particular length to vibrate sympathetically.  They adjust the tailpiece gut to just the right length.  Ive never gone that far into tweaking.

the brass is very thin (0.2mm), I don't think there is a noticable difference in sound, but I'll check it out.

The afterlength sure does, although I didn't tune it. There is a nice sustain rich in overtones which might be related to the stiff box itself with the bridge placed right in the middle.  I used a normal 008 guitar string set (ADGe) and tuned it to GDAe

I wish I lived closer to you -- I really want to play that one!  Next time I'm your way . . .

wow.  amazing looking fiddles!

i've been waiting to tackle my fiddle build, but yours are extremely beautiful and inspiring.  well done!


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