MODEL A - 0.050" brass, chemically tarnished. Copied from a tailpiece on an English banjo made by J. E. Dallas, similar in shape to some Dobson tailpieces but larger and stronger metal. Attaches with a bolt like "No-Knot". Sanded & smoothed to be compatible w/ Nylgut strings. $30 (includes shipping to lower 48).
MODEL B - Chemically tarnished copper with rosewood, walnut, or mahogany. Overall design copied from a couple of vintage tailpieces. Attaches with a bolt like "No-Knot". Suitable for Nylgut or gut strings, not suitable for steel strings. $25 (includes shipping to lower 48). 09/08/12 modification..... now with a brass rod through the wood in front of the string holes, will tolerate steel strings, now uses copper instead of brass and metal is fastened to wood using old-style rivets (more like the tailpiece I copied from).
MODEL C - Ebony w/ MOP star. Overall design copied from a couple of vintage tailpieces. Attaches with gut or cord (see photo). Suitable for Nylgut or gut strings, not suitable for steel strings. $35 (includes shipping to lower 48).
MODEL D - Bone riveted to copper (similar gage to the thin Dobson tailpiece metal). String holes are reinforced w/ brass tubes, so these tailpieces are suitable for metal strings. All are slightly different, so please pick an individual Model D from the photos on my home page. $30 (includes shipping to lower 48).
MODEL E - Ebonized mahogany. Design copied from a ~1890 Bruno No. 6 tailpiece. Attaches with gut or wire, supplied with ~3" tarnished copper pigtails. Suitable for Nylgut or gut strings. $25 (includes shipping to lower 48)
Satisfaction guaranteed. If not satisfied for any reason, return for full refund (minus shipping).
MODEL F - repro of Fairbanks and other bone or ivory tailpieces, see separate listing.
Model G - Gabon ebony, 37 mm x 50 mm x 6.5 mm. Tinted MOP and brass wire inlay. Attaches with gut or wire (3” wire pigtail supplied). Suitable for nylon or gut strings. $45.
MODEL H - Replica of S. S. Stewart "Common Sense" tailpiece. Bronze/stainless steel base, ivoroid rosette. Original (on right) is nickel plated brass with walrus ivory rosette. Reproduction is pretty close to the original, metal base is slightly heavier. I carve the rosettes from vintage ivoroid bathroom accessories (hairbrushes, etc.) and they vary slightly in appearance. The base is slightly smoothed and impregnated with lacquer to prevent oxidation. Base + rosette = $60, base only = $40 (both prices include shipping). Base comes with a machine bolt similar to the original (not shown).
MODEL I - Copied from a Dobson tailpiece but made from thicker (0.040") metal "nickel silver" (see onlinemetals.com/productguides...guide.cfm) and the star is reduced in size to strengthen the tailpiece for use w/ metal strings. Attaches with a bolt like "No-Knot". Hand-cut, sanded & smoothed to be compatible w/ Nylgut, gut, or metal strings. $30 (includes shipping to lower 48).
United States, Centre Hall, PA, 16828
free to lower 48 states.
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See pricing for the different tailpieces.
Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 14 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.
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