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Authentic maple bridges carry music through stringed instruments. Despiau bridges are made in France by a family business where passion for music and love of wood are combined with know-how and understanding.

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Established in 1920, Despiau is a family business based in Gimont, France and is one of the world leaders in the production of bowed instrument bridges. The Sound Post Ltd is pleased to represent Despiau in the UK, Ireland & Scandinavia as the exclusive distributor.

‘It is not widely known, but the bridge provides 20% of the instrument’s acoustic output. Discretely and with humility, this little piece of wood can both glorify the genius of a beautiful instrument or indeed enhance the musicality of the most ordinary of instruments. In every case, it will play its part and write its own musical score in harmony with the instrument.’ Chevalets Despiau

V10 Despiau Violin Bridge. Despiau Bridges.

V10 Violin Bridge

V10AT A Grade 40 41 41.5 42 H/L
V10BT B Grade 40 41 41.5 42 H/L
V10CT C Grade 41 42 43 H/L

V11 Despiau Violin Bridge

V11 Despiau Violin Bridge

V11AT A Grade 36 38 40 41 41.5 42 43 44 High/Low
V11BT B Grade 36 38 41 41.5 42 Low
V11CT C Grade 26 29 32 36 38 41 41.5 42 Low

V13 Despiau Violin Bridge

V13 Despiau Violin Bridge

V13DT
Despiau Violin V13 D Grade 32 36 38 42

Despiau A10 Viola Bridge

Despiau A10 Viola Bridge

A10AT
A10 A Grade 46 48 50 Low Heart

A10 Despiau Viola Bridge

A10AT Viola Bridge

A10AT
A10 A Grade 46 48 50 Low Heart

A11 Despiau Viola Bridge

A11AT Viola Bridge

A11AT A11 A Grade 46 48 50 52 High & Low Heart
A11BT A11 B Grade 46 48 50 Med
A11CT A11 C Grade 46 48 50 52 Med
A11BT A11 B Grade 46 48 50 Med
A11CT A11 C Grade 46 48 50 52 Med

A13 Despiau Viola Bridge

A13DT Viola Bridge

A13DT
Despiau Violin V13 D Grade 48

QVB1AT Baroque

QVB1AT Baroque Bridge

QVB1AT Violin A Quality 41
QAB1AT Viola A Quality 46 48

QVB2AT Baroque

QVB2AT Baroque Bridge

QVB2AT Violin A Quality 40
QAB2AT Viola A Quality 49 50

QAB3AT Baroque

QVB3AT Baroque Bridge

QAB3AT Viola A Quality 50 54 60

QVB4AT Baroque

QVB4AT Baroque Bridge

QVB4AT Violin A Quality 41
QAB4AT Viola A Quality 48 52

QVB5AT Baroque

QVB5AT Baroque Bridge

QVB5AT Violin A Quality 42

QAB7AT Stradivari

QA/VB7AT Baroque Bridge

QVB7AT
Violin A Quality Stradivari Model 40 41 41.5 42
QAB7AT
Viola A Quality Baroque Model 46 48 49

QAB8AT Baroque

QAB8AT Baroque Bridge

QAB8AT Viola A Quality 50

QAB9AT Baroque

QAB9AT Baroque Bridge

QAB9AT Viola A Quality 48 Low/Med Heart

QCB11AT Baroque Cello

QVB5AT Baroque Bridge

QCB11AT
A Quality Baroque 92 96
Also QCG3AT Bass A Gamba Model 90

Despiau C02 Cello

Despiau C02 Cello

C02AT Cello 4/4 C2 A Grade 88 90 92 100 High/Low
C02CT Cello 4/4 C2 C Grade 90 Low

Despiau C03 Cello

Despiau C03 Cello

C03AT Cello 4/4 C3 A Grade 88 90 92
C03BT Cello 4/4 C3 B Grade 90
C03CT Cello C3 C Grade 84 88 90

Despiau C05 Cello

Despiau C05 Cello

C05AT Cello 4/4 C5 A Grade 88 90 92
C05BT Cello 4/4 C5 B Grade 92

Despiau C11 Cello

Despiau C06 Cello

C06AT Cello 4/4 C6 A Grade 88 90 92
C06BT Cello 4/4 C6 B Grade 88 90 92
C06CT Cello 4/4 C6 C Grade 88 90 92

Despiau C08 Cello

Despiau C08 Cello

C08AT C8 A 90 92 94 96 High/Low
C08BT Cello 4/4 C8 B Grade 90 92
C08CT Cello 4/4 C8 C Grade 90 92

Despiau C09 Cello

Despiau C09 Cello

C09AT Cello C9 A Grade 82 90 92
C09BT 4/4 C9 B Grade 90 92 Low
C09CT 4/4 C9 C Grade 90 92 Low
C09DT Cello 4/4 C9 D Grade 4/4-1/8

Despiau C015 Cello

Despiau C011 Cello

C11AT Cello 4/4 C11 A Grade 88 90 92 94

Despiau C015 Cello

Despiau C015 Cello

C15AT Cello 4/4 C15 B Grade 90 92
C15BT Cello 4/4 C15 B Grade 90

Despiau Bass

Despiau Double Bass

B01CT CT1 150 158 165
B02CT CT2 150
B06AT B06 145 150 158 165
B06BT B06 145 150 158 165
B06CT CT6 115 130 138 150 158 165
B07CT CT7 150
B12CT CT12 C Grade 150 158 165
B56CTCT56 C Grade 158

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