Banjo Tailpieces



updated 9/1/2017


Offering a select listing of original banjo parts for restorations.

Please note- ALL the parts I have are listed.... I do not keep a want list for parts.
If it is not listed I simply do NOT have it..


Always seeking old banjos, guitars, guitar parts, etc. Been known to trade for leads resulting in the purchase of high quality vintage guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukes,etc..Top Prices Paid for clean original stuff...

The "more photos" link brings up a page with more photos and Paypal BUY NOW buttons for convenient online purchases.
All overseas buyers must order from the "more photos" page which has this paypal button at the bottom of the page that will include overseas postage. Postage listed here below is generally for US only.

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Photo Notes Photo
Prewar Banjo Tailpiece - needs repair - Original vintage nickel plated brass banjo tailpiece with attachment bolt. This is the unmarked tailpiece commonly found on many prewar banjos. It is nickel plated brass with a flip cover with 5 string prongs. Mounting hole needs fixin' (see photos) $29.50 (postpaid in US) More Photos
Vintage Kerschner Unique Tailpiece - 4 string nickel plated tailpiece frequently found on prewar Gibson , Vega , Washburn and other high end models...$139.50 (mailed FREE in US) More Photos
DEERING GOODTIME Tailpiece- original nickel plated 5-string tailpiece as used on Goodtime banjos.. $21.00 More Photos
Pre-War LUDWIG Tailpiece- original nickel plated 4-string LUDWIG tailpiece for parts or repair..AS IS $19.50


I recently took a hit on a banjo purchased from Bill's Music in Maryland. (Ebay user ID: billsmusic) The photos , strategically provided to keep undisclosed damage hidden, did not show obvious, extensive damage to the interior of the banjo. Contacted the seller who claimed all sales were "final with no returns". Not the kind of folks I want to do business with again.


  • "Hello Steve, Just receive the Vega Tailpiece. Thank you very much, it is in such beautiful condition, I am over the moon with it. Kindest regards, Rainer"



  • "Steve, Got the Tailpiece today. Thanks much!.... regards, Steve W."



  • "Got the cover today, Thankee....You know the coolest thing though ? The Irish Spring Box you put the cover in. I was carrying it down to my office sniffing the outside box, trying to figure out the scent. Too Funny.....Thanks again. Regards,Steve "



  • "Steve: The package arrived on Wednesday (in record time) and the banjo tailpiece you sold me is exactly as described—in excellent condition. Thanks again for your outstanding customer service. I deal with banjo dealers and people who buy and sell banjo parts from all over the world. In my opinion, you are at the very top in this business. I hope you continue in this enterprise for many years to come. Best regards,Walt"



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