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Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece

Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece Nickel

Nickel

Item # 1193
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$84.80

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Prucha Kershner Banjo Tailpiece Polished Brass

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

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3.0

Banjo Tailpiece

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Verified Buyer


The tailpiece is very well manufactured but has a lot of self noise.
I have a few old ones and they do also have some self ring to them but much less than this one.

5.0

Excellent piece of hardware

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Verified Buyer


Replaced the tailpiece on my Deering Golden Era, which had for some reason began to weaken at the bend and no longer hold the strings "down". The thickness and sturdiness of this tailpiece seems like it's going to last longer than me!

4.0

Perfect for my needs

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Verified Buyer


Much easier to put new strings on my banjo Thanks

5.0

tail piece

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Verified Buyer


mighty fine as always

5.0

As advertised

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Verified Buyer


As advertised, prompt delivery.

5.0

Good tailpiece

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Verified Buyer


These are a rock solid tailpiece

5.0

5 string Banjo Tailpiece

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Verified Buyer


Stew Mac was very quick and the tailpiece is a good product. I ordered this product to put on an old 1928 slinger land 4-5string conversion banjo. From the start the banjo had many intonation issues due to the fact that the mounting nut (to hold the tailpiece in place) was not put on in-line with the bridge and the neck; thus it pulled the strings toward the arm rest. By putting on this Prucha Kirshner tailpiece I was able to adjust the tailpiece sideways and push the strings into alignment. The intonation problem is solved! Great product and I will buy from Stew Mac again soon!

Banjo player from Pennsylvania

5.0

Nice Tailpiece!

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Verified Buyer


This is a very nicely made product. It will be going on a 5 string banjo built from pieces gathered over several years.

5.0

Top Drawer Quality

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Verified Buyer


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

5.0

Review of Prucha Kershner Banjo Tail Piece

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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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