The design breaks down into three main parts and is currently U.S. Patent Pending.
The Tailpiece is made of a composite material in order to keep weight to a minimum. In the future, it will be possible to manufacture the tailpieces out of a variety of different materials including exotic woods like ebony. The striking difference with this tailpiece is that every string has its own! There are a number of important reasons for incorporating this into the design. The first reason is to insure the strings maintain their pitch. As most string players will attest, changing the pitch of one string will modify the pitch of the other strings. The individual tailpieces eliminate this factor by removing the string compensation that occurs when all the strings share a tailpiece. Secondly, the individual tailpieces allow the strings to run directly over the bridge in a straight line which reduces a substantial amount of friction that occurs while retuning. In addition, it seems that the individual tailpieces allow the instrument to vibrate more freely which has enhanced the sound!