Used for a bass mandolin repair.
I picked up a 1924 The Gibson bass mandolin with a damaged tail piece. I soaked the cast part in a special solution to strip the chrome, then nickel plated it, and partly stripped the nickel. Then I rethreaded the bail on the original Lloyd Loar tailpiece and put some aged cap nuts on it, and the old girl never looked better. Now to fix the heel, neck, back top and sides. Tuning keys are original and look fantastic. Tail piece kind of matches. I may go with a Chinese tail piece but for now, I can get string tension on this rare bass mandolin, and get it restored further.
Reviewed by: Seth Burgin from Arizona today.