I am setting up a gallery page on my Oettinger Tailpiece web site I want to show pictures of mounted tailpieces owned by Oettinger fans around the world.
So, I am asking around, if you have an Oettinger tailpiece on one of your banjos, please could you send me a picture of it and maybe some descriptive text. I hope that's not being too cheeky! This is the Oettinger Tailpiece Gallery as you can see it needs more examples.
For anyone who takes the time and effort to do this for me, I will give a £10 Discount and a spare thumbscrew on a tailpiece purchased from me at any point in the future (I make them). That is, the discount has no end date.
Here's what I make:
Here are some photos from a tailpiece that I have on my Gibson RB-800.
Not a true Otteniger, as I think it may be a Richelieu, but I love the way it performs and it really enhances the sound of my instrument.
It’s unusual that the tailpiece is engraved. Never seen a engraved one before or since.
Including it here as I am amazed that you are taking this type of work on and if you decide to go off the deep end and start engraving them, here is an example.
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