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Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

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Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece Nickel

Nickel

Item # 1193
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$64.64

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6 or more $54.94
Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece Polished Brass

Polished Brass

Item # 1193-U
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$63.80

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Prucha 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.

Nickel-plated brass. Also available in a polished unplated model, suitable for engraving or matching a vintage look on new builds or restorations. 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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    • 1193
    • 0.250 lbs. (0.11 kg)
    • 1193-U
    • 0.250 lbs. (0.11 kg)

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So glad that Stewmac now carries these fine quality tailpieces, and at good price.

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I purchased the Kershner tail piece to replace a tail piece on a Gold Tone EBM-5 I just purchased. The tailpiece that came on the EBM-5 did not allow the strings to stay aligned properly. The Kershner tail piece is almost the same size and has adjustment screws to allow for minor side to side alignment. I made some minor adjustments to the banjo to get the tail piece to fit properly. The tail piece works great and gives the banjo a much better sound. It is a much better tail piece than came on the EBM-5. It is solid and well made. It is an excellent tail piece for the price.

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Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

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not a burr to be found...this tailpiece is usable with steel or nylon strings. It is totally adjustable and well made. I wouldn't use anything else.

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QUALITY, SOLID , BEST BUY

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the brand new Washburn B-17 clamshell disintegrated first time I opened the case. Lucky for me. This tailpiece is SUPERIOR solid contact. The solid brass has weight; and 3 point adjustable. Better then standard Kershner. Matches the gold hardware on my Washburn, Im buying another for my practice banjer to eliminate the Presto floppy buzz.

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I bought it for my 90 year old Vega Irish tenor banjo. It works great and I got it fast. Quick service. Very impressed



StewMac PDF Catalog, page 91See Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece
on page 91 of our StewMac Digital Catalog