Lightweight ALU Tailpiece = mellower, warmer, more midrange
Faber®" Aluminum Tailpiece. Correct Vintage Style.
It is an extremely lightweight, nickel-plated tailpiece, available in a glossy polished version or in "aged" … Take a look at the pic.
There's no need to replace your current tailpiece studs, the new tailpiece will fit perfectly and provide a tight connection.
ALSO available in natural TITANIUM!!!
In the 50s Gibson used to use Aluminum for their Les Paul tailpieces… They changed that practice to reduce costs and their guitars now sport zinc tailpieces.
Today, zinc tailpieces are the "Standard hardware" on
all Gibson models except Custom Shop guitars, and are
standard on most other guitars, regardless of make,
using the standard style stop tailpiece.
The Aluminum tailpieces weigh 1/4 that of the zinc and produce a very different sound. They transfer vibrations differently, resulting in a woodier, more airy vintage tone - richer, rounder mids, but with more upper harmonics as well.
Unplugged, the guitar seems almost more "acoustic" and resonant. Plugged in, the notes are warmer and rounder with more harmonics vs. heavier fundamentals with the zinc.
U.S.A Distributor, CV Guitars, Allentown, PA 18104
Tel. (610) 217-4298
In Australia: Ultra-Technologies, POBox 548,
Brookvale NSW 2100
Ph (02) 9938 4153 Mobile 0419 633 971