….and Quatuor accessories

   Many of the respectable 200 years old cellos circulating in the auction sales have attracted my attention. Looking at them, I get a feeling of incongruity, like looking at a beautiful piece of furniture with a wood-grained Formica top.
It's that shiny plastic tailpiece. I was upset to see that this ``string-kini'' eyesore was hiding the instrument ! Something had to be done about this, at least for aesthetic reasons.
I am a maker of fittings and my knowledge of the setup and adjustment of instruments is limited. However, some questions arise regarding the evolution of the fittings of the instruments of the classical quartet.