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Where Purchased: Elderly Instruments --(On-line at: Elderly.com).
A very nice tailpiece. Well made. Nicely finished. A bit tedious to work with (when installing new strings), but well worth the effort.
Like everything Will Fielding makes, its good.
It is an excellent alternative to a No Knot. Not as "plunky", with a more bell like tone and improved sustain.
PS: I now have two Fielding tailpieces. one on an 11 in., Dobson, and another on a 12 In. Ramsey. In both cases the tailpiece functions beautifully.
Overall Rating: 10
Where Purchased: Direct from Will Fielding
Besides his line of very, very nicely made banjos, Will sells an elegant tailpiece in polished brass or nickel plate. It's often advertised in Banjo Newsletter and you can see it on his website, FieldingBanjos.com. It reminds me of the turn-of-the-century tailpieces on English banjos. It's perfect for an older banjo of the 1800 or 1900's. I put mine on a Tim Smith restoration that Tim dubbed a "Lange-Tone" since he assembled it from an early 1900s Lange mandolin pot and a Gold Tone neck for a 5-string. Anyway, check out Will's tailpiece if you want something elegant and understated. Nice work, Will, thank you!
Overall Rating: 9
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