Gourd Banjo: Tailpiece

This article is about a design for a tailpiece that works well for gourd banjos. This article also discusses the goals of a tailpiece in the gourd banjo setting. Problem: If the strings rest against the outside wall of the gourd, the tension of the strings may cause the gourd to become misshapen or could even cause it to cave in. Solution:┬áMake a tailpiece that keeps the string tension off of the wall of the gourd. Using a long dowel stick that sticks out from the tail end of the gourd provides something for the tailpiece to attach too. This … Continue reading Gourd Banjo: Tailpiece