High quality German made high density composite tailpiece.
Easy to fit with supplied adjustable nylon tailgut. Please choose the correct size for your viola. The short model for violas up to 15.5 inches back length. Long model for over 15.5 inches back length. Do not include the button when measuring the viola back length.
3 out of 3 found the following review helpful
Pros: I play a smaller viola and prefer it strung quite 'tightly' with metal core strings so fine tuners are essential. The Wittner is light,so the sound is not adversely affected, well made and the tuners are smooth and easy to adjust.
Cons: I find nothing nothing to dislike, just make sure you pick the size appropriate for your instrument and adjust the 'afterlength' proportionally.
1 out of 1 found the following review helpful
Pros: Light, integrated tuners are nice
Cons: So far, nothing!
Other: I didn't fit this myself (had it put on as part of a service) so I can't comment on the ease of fitting it. Playing it I can't tell whether it has made a difference to the tone, but it is very nice to have integrated tuners (I use metal-core strings so they stretch all over the place just using pegs). The tailpiece looks good, with a nice smooth black texture that is not bright and shiny.
Neat and efficient
Pros: Easy to fit, looks neat and coordinates with my existing Wittner chinrest, I hope to stop scratching the instrument by accidentally dropping my old, independent metal finer tuners on the viola while re-fitting or putting on new strings etc.
Cons: The finish is obviously not as attractive as real ebony/rosewood etc. I am not sure there is as much adjustment as with an independent fine tuner.