Classic F-5 Mandolin Tailpiece
Machined from a bronze extrusion, the Classic F-5 is the strongest and finest tailpiece made. Finished to a mirror polish and plated in nickel or gold, it can fairly be described as "jewelry for the mandolin". The end profile, screw pattern and end pin holes are a perfect match for prewar Gibsons and good quality copies. String spacing at the front is the same as the string notch spacing in a standard bridge saddle. Strings attach to hooks under the leading edge, so there is nothing on top to snag your arm or sleeve, and it's much easier to keep clean. There is, of course, no cover to lose, rattle or cut you when you try to take it off. It weighs only 2/10 ounce more than a stamped tailpiece with cover, but will not break in ordinary use