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I've always liked the look of the old National Trojans, so when I got this wooden 'definitely not a Trojan' resonator guitar, I thought I'd have a bash at making a similar tailpiece for it. It's made from an archtop tailpiece which was in a box of bits I got out of a skip (as you do). I had to bend its 'legs' straight and then bend them further up to shorten the whole thing. I think it looks the part and nothing's gone bang yet.
It's the same guitar Robn was saying nice things about in this thread, by the way. They're nice guitars actually .
ice work bonzo just like the gretsch ones,Anyway I slightly chipped the nut on my tricone on the bass side it holds the string ok but I was not happy and next service gonna replace it [ see pic centre]and like yourself RE Skips I have found the perfect source for good heavy real bone its the big uk pet chain and it only cost £1.10p its lovely material to work with dry hard and lovely dink sound when tapped together,The brass one next to the bone one is for a friend who wants to put it on his strat so a bit diy is in order in the future...When i was working on the bone nut the guy called in for the brass one and said about the bone >>UNACCEPTABLE COMMENT REMOVED BY MODERATOR<<