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For Sale or Trade: Fender - Woodhaven Oettinger Style Foundry Patterns and Tooling

Posted By: 550Spyder (+13) | Rate Member
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I’ve sold the last of the Woodhaven tailpieces. I was asking $1500 for the patterns and tooling, now looking for a best offer.


Foundry patterns for sand casting and tooling that was used to produce Oettinger style tailpieces for Fender banjos in the 60's and 70's by Woodhaven Industries of Oregon, IL.

Woodhaven Industries closed operations in 2013 selling their manufacturing of specialized automotive parts to another local business. As a side business, they produced the tailpieces and tone rings to customer specifications doing the machining from castings poured at a local foundry. Gibson style flat head rings were made for many makers from the 60's until 2013. I was at Woodhaven once when the local foundry delivered 400 tone ring castings for machining. The CNC equipment and programming was sold to a banjo maker.

I purchased the patterns and tooling used to make the tailpieces. I was only interested in the foundry patterns as a Fender artifact but decided to buy everything associated with the tailpieces. I'm not going to make tailpieces and therefore looking for someone that is OR may be interested in the history of the patterns. Handwritten notes of machining, finishing and assembly are included.

Also for sale on BHO is the foundry pattern used by Gibson to produce flathead tone rings
Historical Gibson Tone Ring Pattern


United States, WI



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Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

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Used - Very Good Condition


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