Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

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Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

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Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

About This Item

Patented nearly a century ago, the Kershner is still one of the most popular adjustable-tension tailpieces for banjo.

Length, weight and machined brass construction enhance note sustain and contribute to clear, bright tone. Front-edge notches make string changing easy.

Highly polished and nickel plated. Attachment bolt and hex nut included. Works for 5-string or 4-string banjos.

Installation note: Like many traditional tailpiece designs, the Kershner is held in place by string tension and its attachment bolt. The tailpiece tension screw adjusts string pressure over the bridge for tonal variations. Two screws near the bottom of the tailpiece adjust side-to-side alignment of the strings when needed.

A tailpiece bracket or endbolt is needed for installation.

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    • 0916
    • 0.208 lbs. (0.09 kg)

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Timeless design and great functionality

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I think the Kershner is the best for tone, but I'm just getting to know all it's adjustment potential. I like the Stew Mac version because you can adjust it with a screwdriver (there's one out there that makes you go find a socket wrench). Looks great too but mostly it's the tone. I tried Waverly, Presto, etc, but for me it's Kershner.


Game changer

(Customer's Reviews)

This heavy-duty tailpiece was used to replace the feather-weight stock model on an entry-level Recording King OT-25. More than any other adjustment or mod made to this instrument, the benefit of having a Kershner was immediately apparent; with clearly improved note separation, chiming trebles and increased volume. These tailpieces may seem a little expensive, but are a bargain for what they deliver.


Money Well Spent!

(Customer's Reviews)

My tailpiece arrived quickly and was packaged well. The quality of both the hardware and plating is top notch! This is a very well designed tailpiece. The only negative thing about switching over to this tailpiece was that it took some slight modification to my banjo to get it to mount correctly. This had nothing to do with the tailpiece, but had to do with my cheap Asian, no tone-ring banjo. Even so, the modifications only took about 15 minutes. Once I mounted the Kershner...I was extremely pleased with the tone & adjustablilty. It's been on for about 2 months now and I still love it with no complaints! Stew-Mac also had the best price I could well spent!!

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