First Wooden Tailpiece Ever?

October 11, 2007

Nicolai Foss

Perhaps. On this 1960s Albanus.

2 Responses to “First Wooden Tailpiece Ever?”

  1. Nate Lamy Says:

    I’ve seen pix of a 1950’s archtop by Markneukichen-based Luthier Karl Winkelmann with an original ebony tailpiece

  2. mark cleary Says:

    I worked with Bill Barker who learned guitar making from Carl Albanus Johnson. He used his middle name for guitars they are all great. THe tailpiece however is not wooded as such. He made a metal tailpiece and this wood is inlayed over the metal you cannot see it a close picture. BTW, wooded tailpieces like many have now do not help the sound they hinder full response. Carl would agree to alhtough he has been dead for 32 years

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