Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

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

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Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

Item # 0916
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3 or more $34.02
6 or more $31.09
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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.

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Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

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Night and Day

By crezyoz from la, ca
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 12, 2012

I have an Orpheum No 2. Banjo. I think I may have the only one in the world as I can't find anyone else with one. It was a gift. Once I went through it and finished the work that should have been done at the factory I found it to be quite nice. After a recent fret job I took a look at the tailpiece. Cheap, stamped thin metal.
After installing this tailpiece I was blown away by the change. The lower strings were louder and bassier and the high strings were a little less tinny. Overall the mix was much better between all of them. And.. not sure if it is my mind playing tricks or just expectations .. but the banjo is indeed louder. I wish I had done this sooner. Oh.. yeah.. And Stewmac's price was much lower than anywhere else.

Kershener tail piece

By john bange from Seattle, Wa.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 09, 2012

nickel plateing is the best...smooth finish...can be used with steel or nylon strings

Kershner Tailpiece

By R Burns from Oshawa , Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 05, 2012

I'm very pleased with the Kershner tailpiece. Its easy to change strings and they don't pop off the little spools at the end of the tailpiece. Quality of construction is A-1 and it sounds great on my banjo. I highly recommend it .

Kershner Banjo Tailpiece review

By Mitch from Nerw Berlin
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The price is reasonable, it's totally adjustable and very "gutsy". I'd say it's one of the best available.

Kirshner Tailpieces

By dickinnorwich from Norwich, CT
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 26, 2011

You absolutely can't go wrong with a Kirshner. You can pay a lot more for a "boutique" tailpiece but you'll only be paying more for a tailpiece that does the same thing as the Kirshner.

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