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Chevalets Despiau Violin Bridges, treated, made in France

Despiau violin bridges offer a bright clear tone, and are among our favourite. They are available in four different qualities or grades of wood indicated by the number of trees stamped on the bridge, as shown below:

Click Image GRADE Description
Despiau violin bridge D grade 0 Tree
GRADE D
0 Tree
The graining is fair with some medulary rays. Excellent for starter instruments.
Despiau violin bridge C grade 1 Tree
GRADE C
1 Tree
Better and finer grain with more medulary rays. For instruments played by advancing students.
Despiau violin bridge B grade 2 Tree
GRADE B
2 Tree
Fine graining with strong medulary rays. Used for advanced instruments.
Despiau violin bridge A grade 3 Tree
GRADE A
3 Tree
Finest grain and most consistent and pronounced medullary rays throughout the bridge. Used for professional instruments.

Violin Instrument Sizes to Bridge Feet Span Width (millimeters)
1/32 = 24mm
1/16 = 26mm
1/8 = 29mm
1/4 = 32mm
1/2 = 36mm
3/4 = 38mm
4/4 = 41-42mm


Image Despiau Violin Bridges, Treated, made in France
Despiau Violin Bridge, Model D9, A grade
MODEL D9
MODEL D9 - Despiau Violin Bridge, low, standard cut
For bridge with feet span width of 41.5mm:
Distance between kidneys = 17.0mm
Bridge to heart = 14.7mm
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DA9 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $48.80
Despiau Violin Bridge, Model D9L, Low Heart, 2-tree
MODEL D9L
MODEL D9L - Despiau Violin Bridge, low bridge, low heart, standard cut
For bridge with feet span width of 41.5mm:
Distance between kidneys = 17.0mm
Bridge to heart = 13.7mm
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DC9L $16.80
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DB9L Despiau Grade B - 2 tree $31.80
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DA9L Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $48.80
Despiau Violin Bridge, Model DC11, 1-tree
MODEL D11
MODEL D11 - Despiau Violin Bridge, standard bridge, precut
Model D11 bridges are the most popular, with the heart and kidneys somewhat enlarged (precut). They generally require less work to finish.
For bridge with feet span width of 41.5mm:
Distance between kidneys = 17.0mm
Bridge to heart = 14.5mm
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DD11 $6.90
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DC11 $16.00
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DB11 Despiau Grade B - 2 tree $28.80
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DA11 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $44.20
Despiau Violin Bridge, Model DA12, 3-tree
MODEL D12
MODEL D12 - Despiau Violin Bridge, low heart, precut
Recommended for violins with a somewhat low neck projection. The heart and kidneys are precut.
For bridge with feet span width of 41.5mm:
Distance between kidneys = 17.0mm
Bridge to heart = 13.5mm
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DC12 $16.80
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DB12 Despiau Grade B - 2 tree $31.80
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DA12 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $48.80
Despiau Violin Bridge, Model DC12L, 1-tree, low, low heart
MODEL D12L
MODEL D12L - Despiau Violin Bridge, low, low heart, precut
Recommended for violins with very low neck projection. The heart and kidneys are precut.
For bridge with feet span width of 41.5mm:
Distance between kidneys = 17.0mm
Bridge to heart = 12.5mm
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DC12L $16.80
Despiau violin bridge - Item #15-DA12L Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $48.80
Despiau Baroque Bridge, Model DB3, 2-tree
MODEL DB3
MODEL DB3 - Despiau Baroque Violin Bridge
Despiau Baroque violin bridge - Item #15-DBB3 $31.80
Despiau Baroque Bridge, Model DB7, 2-tree
MODEL DB7
MODEL DB7 - Despiau Baroque Violin Bridge
Despiau Baroque violin bridge - Item #15-DBB7 $31.80

Image Despiau Viola Bridges, Treated, made in France
Despiau Viola Bridge, Model DA9, Low Bridge, 3-tree
MODEL D9
MODEL D9 - Despiau Viola Bridge, low bridge, standard cut
For bridge with feet span width of 46mm:
Distance between kidneys = 20.0mm
Bridge to heart = 16.0mm
Despiau viola bridge - Item #25-DA9 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $53.30
Despiau Viola Bridge, Model DA10, Standard Bridge, Standard Cut, 3-tree
MODEL D10
MODEL D10 - Despiau Viola Bridge, standard bridge, standard cut
For bridge with feet span width of 46mm:
Distance between kidneys = 20.0mm
Bridge to heart = 17.0mm
Despiau viola bridge - Item #25-DA10 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $53.30
Despiau Viola Bridge, Model DC11, Standard Bridge, Precut
MODEL D11
MODEL D11 - Despiau Viola Bridge, standard bridge, precut
The most popular bridge used. The heart and kidneys are precut for less work to finish.
For bridge with feet span width of 46mm:
Distance between kidneys = 20.0mm
Bridge to heart = 17.0mm
Despiau viola bridge - Item #25-DD11 Despiau Grade D - 0 tree $7.60
Despiau viola bridge - Item #25-DC11 Despiau Grade C - 1 tree $16.90
Despiau viola bridge - Item #25-DA11 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $48.80
Despiau Baroque Viola Bridge, 3-tree
MODEL DB7
MODEL DB7 - Despiau Baroque Viola Bridge
Despiau viola bridge - Item #25-DAB7 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $53.30

Image Despiau Cello Bridges, Treated, made in France
Cello Bridge Instrument Sizes to Bridge Feet Span Width (millimeters)
1/16 = 52mm
1/10 = 60mm
1/8 = 63mm
1/4 = 70mm
1/2 = 76mm
3/4 = 80-82mm
7/8 = 84-86mm
4/4 = 88-100mm
Despiau Cello Bridge, Model DB2, Low Arch, 2-tree
MODEL D2
MODEL D2 - Despiau Cello Bridge, French style, low arch, standard cut
This bridge is used for lower fingerboard projection.
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DC2 Despiau Grade C - 1 tree $55.00
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DB2 Despiau Grade B - 2 tree $84.50
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DA2 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $130.00
Despiau Cello Bridge, Model DA8, Standard Bridge, Standard Cut, 3-tree
MODEL D8
MODEL D8 - Despiau Cello Bridge, French style, standard bridge, standard cut
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DC8 Despiau Grade C - 1 tree $55.00
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DB8 Despiau Grade B - 2 tree $84.50
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DA8 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $130.00
Despiau Cello Bridge, Model DC9, 1-tree
MODEL D9
MODEL D9 - Despiau Cello Bridge, French style, standard bridge, precut
The most popular cello bridge. The heart and kidneys are enlarged (precut), reducing work to finish.
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DD9 Despiau Grade D - 0 tree $36.00
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DC9 Despiau Grade C - 1 tree $45.00
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DB9 Despiau Grade B - 2 tree $77.00
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DA9 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $118.00
Despiau Belgian Cello Bridge, Model DA11, standard bridge, precut, 3-tree
MODEL D11
MODEL D11 - Despiau Cello Bridge, Belgian style, standard bridge, precut
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DC11 Despiau Grade C - 1 tree $45.00
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DA11 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $118.00
Despiau French Cello Bridge, Model D16, Very Low Arch
MODEL D16
MODEL D16 - Despiau French Cello Bridge, very low arch, low heart
Use this bridge for cellos with very low fingerboard projection.
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DC16 Despiau Grade C - 1 tree $55.00
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DB16 Despiau Grade B - 2 tree $85.00
Despiau Baroque Cello Bridge, Model DB1, 3-tree
MODEL DB1
MODEL DB1 - Despiau Baroque Cello Bridge
Despiau cello bridge - Item #35-DAB1 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $180.00
Despiau Baroque Cello Bridge, Model DB1, 3-tree
MODEL DB2
MODEL DB2 - Despiau Baroque Cello Bridge
Despiau viola bridge - Item #35-DAB2 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $180.00

Image Despiau Bass Bridges, Treated, made in France
Bass Bridge Instrument Sizes to Bridge Feet Span Width (millimeters)
1/8 = 115mm
1/4 = 130mm
1/2 = 138mm
3/4 = 145mm
3/4 = 150mm
7/8 = 158mm
4/4 = 165mm
espiau French Cello Bridge, Model D6
MODEL D6
MODEL D6 - Despiau Bass Bridge, French style, high arch
Higher arch than Model D12 below. Used for basses with higher fingerboard projection.
Despiau bass bridge - Item #45-DD6 Despiau Grade D - 0 tree $75.00
Despiau bass bridge - Item #45-DC6 Despiau Grade C - 1 tree $115.00
Despiau Belgian Bass Bridge, Model DC7, 1-tree
MODEL D7
MODEL D7 - Despiau Bass Bridge, Belgian style
Despiau Bass bridge - Item #45-DC7 Despiau Grade C - 1 tree $115.00
Despiau bass bridge - Item #45-DB7 Despiau Grade B - 2 tree $150.00
Despiau bass bridge - Item #45-DA7 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $220.00
Despiau French Bass Bridge, Model DC12, 1-tree
MODEL D12
MODEL D12 - Despiau Bass Bridge, French style
Despiau bass bridge - Item #45-DD12 Despiau Grade D - 0 tree $63.00
Despiau cello bridge - Item #45-DC12 Despiau Grade C - 1 tree $115.00
Despiau cello bridge - Item #45-DB12 Despiau Grade B - 2 tree $150.00
Despiau cello bridge - Item #45-DA12 Despiau Grade A - 3 tree $220.00

Image Bass Bridge Adjusters and Installation Price
Aluminimum Bass Bridge Adjusters Aluminum Bass Bridge Adjusters
Available in thread side shaft diameters: 5/16" and 1/4"
Install a pair of bass bridge adjusters for any bass bridge above.
Aluminum Bass Bridge Adjusters, 5/16" Item #49-140
$24.00
Aluminum Bass Bridge Adjusters, 1/4" Item #49-141
$29.00
Installation - Aluminum Bass Bridge Adjusters Item #49-14.INST
$60.00

Image Despiau Bridge Blanks, Treated select Maple
1 Tree 2 Tree 3 Tree
Bridge Blank Violin Despiau
bridge blank
  Item #15-DBB
$28.70
Item #15-DAB
$32.00
Viola Despiau bridge blank
( 64mm wide, 55mm high, 8mm thick at base, average)
  Item #25-DBB
$32.00
 
Cello Despiau bridge blank
(107mm wide, 118mm high, 16mm thick at base, average)
Item #35-DCB
$40.00
Out of stock
Item #35-DBB
$72.00
Out of stock
Item #35-DAB
$99.00
Bass Despiau bridge blank
(175mm wide, 195mm high)
Item #45-DCB
$99.00
   

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