Longshot alert! I'm searching for a 1970s gold engraved Ome tailpiece for a restoration project. I had seen one as one of the extra tailpieces included in the sale of this 1927 Granada conversion at Mass St. Music:
Did anyone here buy that beautiful banjo and might they be willing to part with an oft-disliked tailpiece that best belongs on my mid 1970s Ome?!
Edited by - Gitfiddle Emporium on 10/03/2022 06:55:04
That is an unforgettable banjo! Absolutely beautiful condition. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to change the head (it came to the shop with a worn clear head) and do the setup/fret dress on that instrument in my last weeks in the repair shop at MSM. It sold after I left the store and moved out of the country- I don't know who bought it but I am sure they are happy with it, it is an incredible instrument! Best of luck in your search, that engraved ODE tailpiece is a great piece that would be much happier on an old ODE/OME banjo than sitting in the pocket of a case.
I don't know if you saw this one: banjohangout.org/classified/94359
Not the same one but similar. I own am 84 Ode D and the tailpiece, though good looking, is the worst tailpiece for changing strings I have come across. I keep threatening to replace it, but it looks so good.
I actually find them the worst tailpieces for changing heads! These 1970s Omes are a bit better because they don't have the under head brace.
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