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

Perfection Planetary Pegs

Perfection Planetary Pegs are a specific model related to original Pegheds but they are not the same brand or manufacturer.  We have a limited quantity of 12mm pegs for 1/2 and 3/4 size cellos,  12 and 13mm pegs for 4/4 size cellos.  This is a less expensive plastic model we are discontinuing.  Measure your peg holes before ordering.   Installation should be done by a luthier.   

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  • Price $80.00

8 mm Japanese Bell Alloy Endpin

This 8mm specialty endpin is cast from precisely tuned bell alloy.   Length 21 inches.  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

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", it's 8mm in diameter.    The tip is heat-hardened steel that can be sharpened, though it maintains its original point for a long time.  Sold with plastic-lined rubber cap.  (Extras, replacements 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.    For model with steel carbide replaceable tip, add $5.00 

 

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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.   For model with replaceable steel carbide tip add $5.00
For extra long 24" rod with heat-hardened tip - add $10.50
 

 

 

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  • Price $60.00

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. 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

10mm Carbon Fiber Endpin & Fitting

New Harmony Music 10mm solid carbon fiber endpin is 20" long and comes with a composite fitting.  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 27.7 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

NHM steel carbide replacement tip

Replacement steel carbide tip for 8mm and 10mm New Harmony Music endpins

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  • Price $8.00

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

Stahlhammer Endpin - Carbon

The Stahlhammer carbon fiber endpin can be used straight or rotated to a 25-degree position.  The endpin is actually two telescoping rods.  You loosen the thumb screw and slide out the first rod to 10.5 inches.  Then you twist the collar to release the second rod up to an additional 9 inches.  That means the length of the medium will range from 10.5 to 19.5 inches.  The rods on the Long model range from 11.75-21.5 inches. Diameter of the fitting is 27mm.  **Caution.  When you twist to tighten the lower rod, just twist enough to hold.  If you turn too hard you will split the nylon locking mechanism.  Replacements are available, but just be careful and you will never need to buy one.

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  • Price $250.00

Stahlhammer Endpin - Aluminum

The Stahlhammer aluminum alloy  endpin can be used straight or rotated to a 25-degree position.  The endpin is actually two telescoping rods.  You loosen the thumb screw and slide out the first rod to 10.5 inches.  Then you twist the collar to release the second rod up to an additional 9 inches.  That means the length of the medium will range from 10.5 to 19.5 inches.  The rods on the Long model range from 11.75-21.5 inches. Diameter of the fitting is 27mm.  **Caution.  When you twist to tighten the lower rod, just twist enough to hold.  If you turn too hard you will split the nylon locking mechanism.  Replacements are available, but just be careful and you will never need to buy one.

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  • Price $180

Stahlhammer Replacement Tip

Stahlhammer extra hard replacement tip for either carbon fiber or aluminum models.   Will also fit the original Stahlhammer though that was designed with a double hex.  The diameter ( 7mm) and pitch (1.0 mm) are identical.

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  • Price $35.00

Stahlhammer replacement tightener

If you have overtightened the telescoping rod so it no longer holds, you have split the interior tightening mechanism.  This is a nylon sleeve and is replaceable.  Unscrew the extension rod and remove, take the tightening lock off, and gently screw the new one on.  Do not overtighten when you adjust your endpin next time.  Just enough to hold. 

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  • Price 11.00

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

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 $60

Frirsz Alloy

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.

 

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  • Price 349.00

Frirsz Acousticon

The Frirsz Acousticon tailpiece is made from a high-tech injection-molded nylon based composite specifically designed for the perfect balance of stiffness, stability, and weight needed to produce the best sounds results. It maintains an affordable price point while performing at a high level. When you are looking for an immediate sound upgrade, but can’t afford our performance alloy version, the Acousticon is the best choice.  Tail cord is provided.  Tailpiece comes with fine tuner modules but if you want keyhole modules -- perhaps because you use gut strings or have Pegheds -- they can be included or exchanged here before shipping.

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  • Price 49.95

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 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

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 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 Metal Tailpiece

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  • Price $54

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

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 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