123ArticleOnline.com: Nathan Weisshttp://www.123articleonline.com/rss/author/96542/nathan-weissArticles written by Nathan Weiss from 123ArticleOnline.comen-usCopyright (c) 123ArticleOnline.com All rights reserved. Choosing the Tailpiece On a Stringed Instrument http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/815815/choosing-the-tailpiece-on-a-stringed-instrument The tailpiece anchors the strings on the bottom end of violins, violas and cellos. Consigning Your Violin: What to Know http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/822956/consigning-your-violin-what-to-know When you're looking to sell your fine violin (or a viola or cello), consignment to a notable violin shop may be the most lucrative option. Dendrochronology and Fine Violins http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/819188/dendrochronology-and-fine-violins Dendrochronology is the act of analyzing tree ring patterns in wood in order to determine the wood's age. Dendrochronology has been used for many years in scientific research like geography and archeology. Standard Tunings for Violins, Violas and Cellos http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/815675/standard-tunings-for-violins-violas-and-cellos For the practicing instrumentalist, tuning a violin, viola or cello is a daily task. Located in the peg box towards the end of the instrument, pegs are adjusted to tune the pitches of each individual string. Violinmaking: Carving the Scroll http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/825812/violinmaking-carving-the-scroll The distinctive scroll found at the top of fine violins, violas and cellos is a purely decorative woodcarving that showcases the violinmaker's skill as a maker and craftsman. Violinmaking: Designing the Sound Holes http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/824859/violinmaking-designing-the-sound-holes The sound holes of stringed instruments such as fine cellos, violas and violins, also known as F-holes, are openings in the top plate. Violinmaking: Measuring and Fitting the Neck Piece http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/829821/violinmaking-measuring-and-fitting-the-neck-piece When crafting fine violins, as opposed to cheap, mass-produced ones, placing the neck onto the violin body is the most complex procedure, as the exact size, fit and angle will determine the symmetry of all the fittings and the ease at which the instrument is played.