The tailpiece

The tailpiece can be made of many materials ranging from cheap plastic, aluminium to rosewood and ebony. With good instruments, quality ebony tailpieces matching ebony pegs should be used. See Fig. 1 for an example of a tailpiece.

The size of the tailpiece can vary, but properly positioned, the distance from its fret to the top of the bridge should be around one sixth of the string length from the bridge to the nut.

Most players prefer the fine tuner on the E string only.


Category: Setup