Colby™ 5 String Banjo Tailpiece

$59.95

The Colby™ tailpiece is not bent or cast but rather carved out of aircraft aluminum by a computer driven machine

The New Longer Tailpieces have a 1-1/4″ screw length while the Originals have a 3/4″ screw length.

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Breezy Ridge® Instruments, Ltd. is proud to introduce the

Colby™ Tailpiece for 5 String Banjo.

The Colby™ 5 String Banjo Tailipiece

Early in the 20th Century New Jersey Classical Banjo Player & Builder FRED VAN EPS [1879 – 1960] designed several tailpieces for his banjo and for those he later produced.

Peter Colby, 1970

[Photo of Pete on his birthday in 1970 ©2012 Mary Faith Rhoads-Lewis, all rights reserved]

PETER COLBY [1937? – 1988]

 Colby™ 5 String Banjo Tailpiece

An idea whose time has come… again!

New COLBY Models

3 COLBY[tm] BANJO TAILPIECES

We are delighted by the success of this marvelous Colby™ Tailpiece and almost at the end of the first production run product.

A quick detail about the Colby™. It is not bent or cast but rather carved out of aircraft aluminium by a computer driven machine. And while handmade jas a lovely ring to it, there is something about seeing a CNC machine attacking a rectangular piece of aluminium and having the basic shape of the tailpiece be the result!!! There is no less craftmanship at work here than if it had been done by hand. John Prosock Machine in Quakertown is the maker of all our metal products and we are very proud of both our products and John.

One of the comments about the tailpiece was that the length of the screw needed to be longer to accomodate more existing banjos.The New Longer Tailpieces have a 1-1/4″ screw length while the Originals have a 3/4″ screw length.

Another comment was the wish for another finish. The Original finish is a tumbled finish, as we were concerned that the bright aluminum would scratch and be unsightly and this finish would provide a foil for wear and tear. In the images of the three Tailpieces now available, on the left is our new Longer POLISHED Finish, in the middle is the new Longer Tailpiece with the Original Finish, and on the right is the Original Tailpiece which will be available only as long as the inventory lasts.

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Styles

Tumbled Finish, Polished Finish

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