Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

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Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece Nickel


Item # 1193
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3 or more $52.96
6 or more $48.41
Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece Polished Brass

Polished Brass

Item # 1193-U
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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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    • Weight
    • 1193
    • 0.250 lbs. (0.11 kg)
    • 1193-U
    • 0.250 lbs. (0.11 kg)

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Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

(Customer's Reviews)

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.



(Customer's Reviews)

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.



(Customer's Reviews)

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

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