Chrome Aluminum Tailpiece w/ studs and anchors for US Gibson® guitars Made in USA

Chrome Aluminum Tailpiece w/ studs and anchors for US Gibson® guitars Made in USA

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$22.99
SKU:
LPT-1141-CHR-SET
  • Aluminum Tailpiece with mounting studs & anchors
  • Made in the USA - not a Genuine Gibson® part
  • Lightweight vintage design - weight is about 1.2 oz.
  • Chrome plated aluminum alloy
  • Includes mounting chrome plated brass studs(SAE 5/16 - 24) and zinc plated steel bushings
  • Tailpiece ear thickness is .290"(7.4mm)

The aluminum tailpieces weight 1/4 that of the zinc and produce a much different sound. They transfer vibrations differently,  resulting in a woodier, more airy vintage tone -  richer, rounder mids but with more upper harmonics as well.  Back in the '50s, Gibson® used aluminum for their stop bar tailpieces. For whatever reason, they switched to zinc, which is still used today on all but the historic line.

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  • 5
    Great quality tailpiece

    Posted by BD on May 2, 2018

    I paired this with the chrome plated steel TOM bridge for my 2013 Signature T Les Paul. It was a great sounding guitar but the tailpiece and bridge combo really lifted the sound- not at all bright, lots more acoustic and electric volume, guitar more alive (vibrating more against my body) more everything, fat yet detailed sound. A little heads-up? Put 5/6" stainless or chrome under the tailpiece studs to get the right height to really lock the tailpiece into the body- a serious tonal update all round!