Cello Parts

Posture Peg

Posture Pegs afford freedom of movement by eliminating the protruding peg heads. Tuning is accomplished by means of a removable key with grip. The peg shank is a blackwood blank, tapering from 14mm at the collar to 12.5 mm at the small end, 6.3 cm in length.  It must be shaped and fit by a luthier to the existing peg hole.  Set of 2 pegs includes two shanks and two keys.  *The steel sleeve is 2 cm long, so if you want to use these pegs in a fractional cello, make sure the peg diameter is thick enough so as not to interfere.

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  • Price $150

Posture Peg Replacement Key

Replacement key for Posture Peg

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  • Price $25

Pegheds

Pegheds -- geared pegs made of fine wood -- are the brainchild of Chuck Herin. Replace your finicky friction pegs with smooth-operating Pegheds that don't stick or slip.  Requiring only your thumb and index finger to turn, you can tune to the precise pitch while bowing.  When you release, they hold.  Measure your current pegs/holes before ordering.  If your current pegs are smaller than 12mm, order 12mm and ream the new hole to fit the Pegheds.  If your holes are 12.1mm to 13, order the 13mm.   Pricing may vary by wood type and style so contact us for details.  Shown is a mix of ebony and boxwood. Installation must be done by a qualified luthier in order for the warranty to be in effect.

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  • Price $200

Cube Acoustics endpins

Our newest endpins are made by Cube Acoustics of a patent-pending special alloy, available in 8mm (~ 254g) and 10mm (~390g).  Length is 23.5" and the tip can be resharpened.   As far as the tonal enhancements you will experience, you simply have to try it and gauge its performance for yourself.  Cellists' reports vary, but improved resonance, clearer articulation, more focused sound have been reported.   The endpin will tarnish over time and it can be left to a natural brown patina.  If you want to polish it, recommended is 0000 steel wool, brass or silver polish.   Price on 8mm  $400,   10mm  $425.   To find out which size you need, if you lack calipers to measure diameter, measure around the circumference of the rod.  If it measures 1", you have an 8mm rod.  If it's 1 1/4", your rod is 10mm.

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  • Price $400.00

8 mm Japanese Bell Alloy Endpin

This 8mm specialty endpin is cast from precisely tuned bell alloy.   Length 20.5 inches, weight 204 grams.   This is a one-for-one replacement for your existing 8mm endpin.  There is no cone, or fitting, sold with this endpin.

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  • Price $388.00

8 mm Solid Carbon Fiber Endpin NHM

New Harmony's 8mm carbon fiber endpin is 20" long, and a one-for-one replacement for most solid metal endpins.  If you don't have calipers to measure diameter of your existing endpin, you can measure around the circumference of the rod.  If it's 1", the diameter is 8mm.    The tip is heat-hardened steel that can be sharpened, though it maintains its original point for a long time.  For model with steel carbide replaceable tip, add $5.00. Sold with plastic-lined rubber cap.  (Replacement caps can be purchased separately)  

 

Players who extend the rod 12" or beyond report some flex compared to metal, but most get accustomed to it.  Some opt instead for the stability of the 10mm CF rod.     

 

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  • Price $54.00

10 mm Solid Carbon Fiber Endpin

New Harmony Music's solid 10mm CF endpin  is 20" long, extremely sharp heat-hardened steel tip which can be resharpened.   If you don't have calipers to measure the diameter, you can measure around the circumference.  If it's 1.25" you have a 10mm endpin.  Each endpin is sold with a plastic-lined rubber tip.  Replacement caps may be purchased separately.   Price shown is for 20" length  For model with replaceable steel carbide tip add $5.00
For extra long 24" rod with heat-hardened tip - add $14.00 to price shown
For extra long 28" rod with heat-hardened tip - add $26.00 to price shown
 

 

 

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  • Price $60.00

8 mm Solid Carbon Fiber Endpin Set NHM

The 8mm NHM endpin with heat-hardened steel tip, 20" long, can be purchased with the matching composite fitting which tightens with a collar rather than putting pressure of a screw tip against the rod.  Fittings are available in 27.5 and 25.5mm so you need to know the size the opening in your cello when ordering.  Protective rubber cap for the extremely sharp tip is included and extras may be purchased.  If you prefer a removable/replaceable steel carbide tip instead of the heat-hardened, add $5.00 to price.

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  • Price $109.00

10 mm Hollow Carbon Fiber Endpin

New Harmony Music's woven carbon fiber endpin is 10mm diameter with hollow center, 20" long, extremely sharp heat-hardened steel tip which can be resharpened.  The CF weave is visible for a distinctive look, and it's light at ~43g. If you don't have calipers to measure the diameter, you can measure around the circumference.  If it's 1.25" you have a 10mm endpin.  Each endpin is sold with a plastic-lined rubber tip.  Replacements may be purchased separately.     (Extra long 24" rod can be ordered  + $10.50)

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  • Price $66.00

10 mm Carbon Fiber Endpin & Fitting (NHM)

New Harmony Music 10mm solid carbon fiber endpin is 20" long and comes with a composite fitting with a standard straight bore.  Fittings are available in three diameters: Small 23mm, Medium 25mm, Large 27mm.   The endpin tip is made of heat-hardened steel and can be re-sharpened if necessary.   *For model with replaceable carbide tip + $5.00  **X-long and hollow endpins available - contact us for pricing

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  • Price $115.00

Angled Fitting & Endpin NHM

This set from New Harmony Music  includes a composite fitting and a solid 10mm carbon fiber rod, 20" long.  It is very stable when extended.  The hole in the fitting is bored at a 6-degree angle, so your cello will sit slightly more horizontal.  Cellists who have tried instruments with this setup find it very comfortable.  The diameter on the composite fitting is 27.5 mm.  The tip on this endpin is heat-hardened steel and can be resharpened.  *For carbide tip instead, add $5.00

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  • Price $120.00

Angled Composite Fitting for 10mm endpin (NHM)

Endpin fitting is composite/stainless with thumb screw, and the hole for a 10mm rod is bored at a 6-degree downward angle.  This allows use of a straight rod, but your cello sits more horizontal, f-holes facing more upward than outward, and also may make the pegs sit more comfortably in relation to your neck.  For cellists who want some angle, but not the 25-degrees of the Stahlhammer.  Diameter of this fitting is 27.5mm.  Price is for the fitting only.  You can use any 10mm rod, or purchase the NHM 10mm rod in 20", 24", 28" length (listed separately).

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  • Price $79.00

Straight Composite Fitting (NHM)

Endpin fitting is composite/stainless with thumb screw.  The bore is traditional straight, and designed to fit 10mm endpins.  The fitting is available in three diameters so you need to know the size of the hole for your current fitting if this is a replacement.  S 23.5 mm , M 25.5 mm, L 27.5 mm.  *For fitting with angled bore + $6.00

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  • Price $73.00

New Harmony Rubber Tip

Rubber tip with plastic liner specifically designed to fit all New Harmony endpins. It will not fit any other model endpin.  Package of 2

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  • Price $10.00

Endpin angled tip

Gewa's steel endpin tip with sharp angled nub allows your own straight endpin to position your cello at a more horizontal angle. Will not fit over all existing endpin tips so call us for more information on this item.

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  • Price 75.00

10 mm Titanium endpin with holes

The Memminger hollow titanium endpin has a five sets of 4 holes that spiral up and down the endpin every 90 degrees.  They are designed to filter or tune by rotating the rod to the best position for your cello.  Think of noise-canceling headphones, sound waves, blocking or allowing, and the concept may make more sense to you.  Length 23.5", weight ~ 92 grams. 

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  • Price $195.50

Harmonie Tailpiece Boxwood

Les Bois d'Harmonie Hill Style (pictured) or French style tailpiece, 235mm, in boxwood features removable carbon fiber fine tuners.  Kevlar tail cord recommended, not included.

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  • Price $310

Akusticus Tailpiece

Akusticus plastic tailpiece,  220 mm in length, has integrated fine tuners, wire tail loop.  This is a popular choice for fine instruments as it can help enhance volume and tone.  Weight ~ 81.8g

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  • Price $45.00

Frirsz Alloy Tailpiece

The original  Frirsz cello tailpiece is made of alloy, is asymmetrical, and enhances projection, balance and response. Wolf tones are tremendously reduced if not eliminated. The cut-away design lightens the tailpiece and opens up the sound of the cello. This tailpiece also features modular integrated fine tuners that are interchangeable with traditional "keyhole" type of string attachment inserts, so it can be configured to your preferred set-up.  Please let us know if you want both the fine tuner modules and keyhole modules.

 

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  • Price 349.00

Harmonie Tailpiece Ebony French

Les Bois d'Harmonie French style ebony tailpiece features removable integrated carbon fiber fine tuners. 235 mm standard length.  Kevlar tail cord recommended, not included.

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  • Price $195.00

Harmonie Tailpiece Ebony Hill

Les Bois d'Harmonie Hill style ebony tailpiece features removable carbon fiber fine tuners.  Available in 235mm (standard), 250mm (extra long for large cellos).  Kevlar tail cord recommended, not included.

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  • Price $310

Harmonie Tailpiece Rosewood

Les Bois d'Harmonie French or Hill Style tailpiece, 235mm, in rosewood features removable carbon fiber fine tuners.  Kevlar tail cord recommended, not included.

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  • Price $310

Harmonie Tailpiece Pernambuco

Les Bois d'Harmonie in pernambuco features removable carbon fiber fine tuners.  Shown in Hill style, also available in French.  Standard length is 235 mm.  Kevlar tail cord recommended, not included.

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  • Price $440

Harmonie Kevlar Tail Cord

Les Bois d'Harmonie flexible braided cord increases mobility of tailpiece closer to the bridge so as not to diminish the natural resonance of the cello.  The preferred tailcord for Harmonie tailpieces.  Stronger than steel, it does not stretch after setup. 

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  • Price $12

Wittner Metal Tailpiece

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  • Price $54

Kuo CF tailpiece

Kenneth Kuo Carbon fiber tailpiece with integrated fine tuners

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  • Price $1,100.00

Wittner Ultra Tailpiece 3 Sizes

Wittner composite tailpiece has integrated fine tuners and tail cord. Changing strings is easy because the parts you need to thread are on the front of the tailpiece.  An excellent replacement for old ebony tailpieces with add-on nickel fine tuners.

Tailpiece for 7/8 and 4/4 size cellos is 235mm. For 1/2 - 3/4 cellos, 21cm in length.  For 1/4 and 1/8 size cellos, 16.8cm in length.  Specify size when ordering

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  • Price $30

Wittner Tail Cord

Sacconi style nylon tail cord for 4/4 and 7/8  cellos has brass threaded caps on either end for installation and adjustment

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  • Price $6.95

Despiau A *** Bridge

Superior A grade bridge blanks by Despiau must be cut and fit to the specific cello.  We usually stock 88, 90, 92 and 94 mm in French and/or Belgian as we use them for our own cellos. 

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  • Price $90

Despiau B ** bridge

Superior B grade bridge blanks by Despiau must be cut and fit to the specific cello.  We usually stock 88, 90, 92 and 94 mm in French and/or Belgian as we use them for our own cellos. 

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  • Price $50

Despiau C * bridge

C grade bridge blanks by Despiau must be cut and fit to the specific cello.  We usually stock 88, 90, 92 and 94 mm in French and/or Belgian as we use them for our own cellos. 

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  • Price $36

Adjustable Bridge

Adjustable bridges are not ideal for setting up a cello, but they can be a lifesaver in an emergency when there is no luthier or repair person close by.  These bridges are available in 4/4 and fractional sizes, but not a range of diameters.  They have pivoting feet since cello tops vary in curvature.  That means you will be able to set your cello up, but it is not likely the bridge will be optimal in relation to your sound post and bass bar.  They are available in low, medium and high so you can try to get a suitable height for playing.  Handy to have available at summer music camps or if you travel.

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  • Price $75.00

Wittner Finetune Peg

Set of 4 pegs, 12.5mm, plastic with gears in the head, not to be confused with Pegheds brand. 

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  • Price $120.00