Oettinger Tailpiece – 5 String – Nickel Silver

(5 customer reviews)

£200.00

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Ships From: United Kingdom (UK)

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Description

Five string Oettinger tailpiece cast in solid Nickel Silver and highly polished. Please note that this tailpiece is NOT plated, it is cast from solid Nickel Silver and then machined and polished.

These tailpieces were originally made in the 1920s and have legendary status.

The treble strings are tighter than the bass strings. This means the down pressure from bridge to head is higher for trebles than for bass strings. The bridge, in effect is canted over slightly towards the 1st string. By adjusting the height of each ‘finger’ on the Oettinger the down pressure can be more evenly distributed across the bridge. This will change the sound produced. Like the difference between a very taut head and a less taut head. This allows a more balanced sound to be achieved.more evenly distributed across the bridge. This will change the sound produced. Like the difference between a very taut head and a less taut head.

Oettingers were originally intended for tenor banjos (4 string) because there was a massive difference in tension between the 1st string and the 4th string. But 5 String banjos also benefit from them…

And they look very cool.

Visit my Oettinger Tailpiece web site for more information about these beautiful tailpieces: http://oettinger.co

5 reviews for Oettinger Tailpiece – 5 String – Nickel Silver

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  1. John Bulgin

    Absolute work of art. The seller could not have been nice or more helpful.

  2. gary clayton

    expedient, product exceeded expectations. thank you

  3. takahiro

    I ordered it because it was a banjo part that was made only here in the world. It arrived from the UK to Japan within a week of ordering. The shipping company’s tracking service was also accurate. The banjo parts weren’t cheap, but they’re precise, strong, and perfect. Extremely satisfied.

  4. James W. Lane

    A very beautiful, very well made copy of a 20’s Oettinger 5string tailpiece. I have 2 originals and 2 other copies done in the 70’s&90’s, and this one is better made than all of them. If you know about the benefits of this style tailpiece, you’ll be very pleased with this one!

  5. Carl Arcand

    Very fast shipping.

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  1. Kirke M.

    Beautiful brass screws, fit the tailpiece perfectly and prompt service. Can’t thank you enough- the banjo really sings now.

  2. Lisa G.

    The product was fine, but unfortunately was too big to fit my original Oettinger tailpiece from the 1920s. I’ll hold on to it in case some day i buy a tailpiece from this company.

  3. John Bulgin

    Absolute work of art. The seller could not have been nice or more helpful.

  4. gary clayton

    expedient, product exceeded expectations. thank you

  5. gary clayton

    see above

  6. takahiro

    I ordered it because it was a banjo part that was made only here in the world.

  7. takahiro

    I ordered it because it was a banjo part that was made only here in the world. It arrived from the UK to Japan within a week of ordering. The shipping company’s tracking service was also accurate. The banjo parts weren’t cheap, but they’re precise, strong, and perfect. Extremely satisfied.

  8. James W. Lane

    A very beautiful, very well made copy of a 20’s Oettinger 5string tailpiece. I have 2 originals and 2 other copies done in the 70’s&90’s, and this one is better made than all of them. If you know about the benefits of this style tailpiece, you’ll be very pleased with this one!

  9. Chris Speilberg

    Good communication. Nice quality on a hard to find product. Fairly fast shipping from abroad during these trying times. I am presently in search of 24 round J gold plated tension hooks for Gibson 5 string banjo. Let me know if you can be of assistance. Thank you.

  10. Carl Arcand

    Very fast shipping.

  11. Anonymous

    Great thumbscrew.

  12. Leland Smith

    I’ve been looking for another Oettinger for 50 years and I was happy to find this manufacturer!

  13. Lyndon Bespoke Banjo

    As described and fitted well.

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