2016-01-12 15:21

New Jargar Superior C and G strings

The danish company Jargar has rounded the Superior strings well.

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2011-03-28 15:26

The professional journal „Ensemble Magazin for Chamber Music” assigns a CD

The “English Doric String Quartet” gets the highest appraisal from the magazine “Ensemble” for playing of three “Korngold String Quartets”.

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2011-03-28 15:20

Tips of the luthier for changing a tailpiece

If a tailpiecehanger tears or if the tailpiece does not work you can get a comprehensible instruction from the luthier how to change the tailpiece yourself.

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2011-02-04 16:40

Happy birthday Musikhochschule Lübeck

100 years Musikhochschule Lübeck. For 30 years we work on the opposite side of the college and observe particularly the development of the string players.

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2011-02-04 15:43

Violinist plays 50 hours non-stop

A Delhian musician made a new record in public performance.

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Head Plate

Geigenbau online:a broken head plate

A broken head plate

Head plates have two parts. The white part is made of ivory (today usually mammut is used), bone or an ivory imitation. The black section is made of ebony or pressed fibers known as Vulcan fiber.

Head plates can also be manufactured using gold or silver.

The head of a bow with broken fiber at the tip viewed from above.


Cleaned and trimmed bow head and coarsely shaped head plate with a drilled hole for the mortise.

Glued-on Head Plate


Side view of glued head plate.

The trimming and attaching of the head plate requires great skill as the bows wood must remain intact.


The finished head plate is aligned with the vertical alignment of the bow.

Geigenbau online:finished head plate


viewed from below. Here, too, the mortise in the bows head determines the size of the cut-out in the head plate.

Detailed view of a finished head plate.