Pegbox (Fr. cheviller; Ger. Wirbelkasten; It. cassa dei bischeri)
- David D. Boyden
In violins and bowed string instruments generally, the wooden box-like structure, generally open on top (sometimes partly or wholly open at the back as well), into which are fitted the tuning-pegs that hold the strings and regulate their tension ( see Violin , fig.2). In most bowed string instruments, the wooden pegs are inserted laterally into the pegbox; that is, the holes for the pegs are bored in the sides of the pegbox, and the tapered pegs run from one side through the other side of the pegbox, the shank of the peg being at right angles to the string....