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Vintage style tail-pieces

   These tailpieces will suit all the floating bridge family of instruments, from the mandolin to the bouzouki. When choosing a tailpiece, the key factors for me are the style of the mandolin and personal preference. However, there is animated discussion in some circles about the effects of different tails on the sounds of the mandolin. Some wish to opt for heavier tails that transfer more of the string vibration to the body of the instrument; others for lighter ones, bowing to the old Italian masters, whose tailpieces were often minimal. Your choice!

Perhaps my ears are not what they once were, but changing the tail seems to me to alter the sound not one bit.

German kidney-shaped tail. Italian style American style Modern style

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 8 string hooks and sometimes a strap hook. Inbuilt sleeve guard. Slightly curved. The metal in this piece is 0.5mm thick.   4 string posts, ideal for acetate sleeve guard fitting.  Slightly curved.  The metal in this piece is 0.6mm thick and 46mm wide.

Distance between top 2 screw holes: 26mm (centre to centre)

8 string hooks with inbuilt sleeve guard. Slightly curved.  The metal in this piece is 0.75mm thick. Solidly built  with 8 string hooks and inbuilt sleeve guard.  Flat profile. The metal in this piece is 1.25mm thick.
  7.50 each plus P&P 7.50 each plus P&P

5 each for 5 or more

 10.0 each plus P&P 12.50 each plus P&P
German kidney-shaped tail with detachable sleeve guard German cloud-shaped tail with detachable sleeve guard
 8 string hooks. Detachable sleeve guard. Slightly curved endpiece. The metal in this piece is about 0.5mm thick.

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 8 string hooks. Detachable sleeve guard. Slightly curved endpiece. The metal in this piece is about 0.5mm thick.

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12.50 each plus P&P 12.50 each plus P&P
Large Bouzouki tail 6  Post Italian Large 4 Post Tail German 6 hook (mandolin or guitar)

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8 string posts, curved plate, 70mm wide and 45mm tall. 

Made in 0.9mm thick brass.

6 string posts, lightly curved, 50mm wide and 55mm tall. 

Made in 0.8mm thick steel.

4 string posts, lightly curved, 60mm wide and 40mm tall, with inbuilt sleeve guard.

Made in 0.75mm thick steel.

I now have some old unused German tailpieces, both brass and chromed with inbuilt sleeve guard and strap loop.

Made in 0.75mm thick brass

 12.0 each plus P&P  10.0 each plus P&P  10.0 each plus P&P   7.50 each plus P&P
Brass kidney tail 12 string/bandurria tail Solid brass mandolin tail

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 8 string hooks. Inbuilt sleeve guard. Slightly curved. 

 Made in brass 0.5mm thick.

Gold coloured 12 string tailpiece, with detachable cover and screw in end-pin. 70 x 35mm

Made in steel approx 0.9mm thick

Small solid brass tailpiece with integral sleeve guard. Slightly curved. 50 x 30mm and 1.5mm thick.  Solid steel tailpiece with integral sleeve guard. Very slightly curved. 55 wide x 40mm and 0.9mm thick. 
  7.50 each plus P&P 17.50 each plus P&P 10.00 each plus P&P 10.00 each plus P&P
 In all tails, the lower screw-hole may be re-drilled to take a modern end-pin screw.
Gibson F5 and A style tailpiece Solid Brass Mandolin/bouzouki Tailpiece

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In stock

Gold-effect steel, 8 string hooks (left), with detachable cover (centre). With cover fitted, (right). The metal in this piece is 0.75mm thick. New design in brass, 8 string posts, and sleeve guard. The brass in this piece is now only around  1.5mm thick.
15.00 each plus P&P 15.00 each plus P&P
Mandriola tailpiece (also suitable for 9 and 10 string instruments) Waldzither 9 string tailpiece

Out of stock

Out of stock

 12 string posts and a strap post. Inbuilt sleeve guard. The metal in this piece is 0.5mm thick.  I now have a few more tailpieces with 9 string posts and a strap post. Inbuilt sleeve guard. The metal in this piece is 0.5mm thick.
25 each plus P&P 25 each plus P&P
Fado-style tailpieces

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12 string posts.  The metal in this piece is 1.00mm thick. Note: no sleeve guard on this one. 8 string posts and inbuilt sleeve guard.  The metal in this piece is 1.00mm thick.
12 each plus P&P 10 each plus P&P