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Old 05-02-2015, 04:42 AM
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I'm wondering about the origins of this (what seems to me) unusual bridge/tailpiece. Date, designer? Does it have particular purpose?
I'm guessing it's simply a cheap way a making a guitar.
Any help on identifying the guitar would be appreciated also.

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Old 05-02-2015, 05:22 AM
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Hi
I'm wondering about the origins of this (what seems to me) unusual bridge/tailpiece. Date, designer? Does it have particular purpose?
I'm guessing it's simply a cheap way a making a guitar.
Any help on identifying the guitar would be appreciated also.

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Hi
I'm wondering about the origins of this (what seems to me) unusual bridge/tailpiece. Date, designer? Does it have particular purpose?
I'm guessing it's simply a cheap way a making a guitar.
Any help on identifying the guitar would be appreciated also.
Oops...
Oh well: this link might show the first photo if you click it.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gv9quw1xsqc09l0/P1010997.jpg

Dropbox can be tricky for posting image links.
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I'll go out on a limb here and say it's a very early attempt at an intonation-adjustable bridge/tailpiece combo, intended for those ladder-braced low-end '30s jobber guitars with the reso-type tailpieces and low-set bridge. Can't tell what kind of guitar that is, but it's a good bet that it's from the same era as the tailpiece (which may in fact be original to the instrument) - pretty ingenious all-in-all, and about 25-30 years ahead of its time...
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:33 AM
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It must be something either pretty rare or a modification of a standard tailpiece. Otherwise, I think someone here would have identified it by now. It's actually a pretty interesting design. It looks like, in addition to being forward/backward adjustable by loosening the center screw, it could also be tilted slightly so that one end was closer to the nut than the other (assuming the three grooves are a bit wider than whatever post runs through them). Of course, the fact that we haven't seen more examples has me thinking that the design may be better on paper than it is in actuality.
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