3-string Stainless "Lone Star" Tailpiece for Cigar Box Guitars
These stainless steel tailpieces were designed specifically for use on 3-string Cigar Box Guitars. Based on a design by craftsman and innovator Mike "Old Lowe" Lowe (see more info below), these tailpieces feature 3 evenly spaced string holes and pre-formed mounting holes, making them even easier to make use of on a 3-string cigar box guitar. Just bend to the desired angle, put in 3 screws and you're on your way (see installation example photos for an idea of how to do this).
These pieces are chemically cut from solid stainless steel sheet, using an acid bath process that yields nice smooth edges and clean semi-satin surfaces. Because these are solid brass you could polish them to a mirror shine if desired, or antique them, or sandblast/rough them up - whatever you want to do to get the look you are going for.
These tailpieces are 4" in height/length, and 2" wide, and almost always need to be bent to install. Mounting screws are not included, and you can drill the screw holes a bit larger if need be to accomodate larger screws. These are designed to work with ball-end strings, as shown in the example photos.
For more information on Old Lowe's tailpieces, which these are based on, check out his CigarBoxNation.com profile here: http://www.cigarboxnation.com/profile/OldLowe