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    Weldon Lister engraved tailpiece on my Kimble 2 point! (THAT is an understanding wife, lol.)
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    That is an amazing work of art! It looks great.

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    Charley

    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Whoa! Merry Christmas

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    Wow. Just wow. That's amazing.

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    The tailpiece looks great, I also like the leather work on the strap.
    THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE JUST FOR YOUR SMILE!

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    i love an ornate beautiful tailpiece, and yours most certainly is!
    thanks for posting the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    The tailpiece looks great, I also like the leather work on the strap.
    Wow, I hadn't even really looked at that. They do look well together, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    The tailpiece looks great, I also like the leather work on the strap.
    I love this strap, too. Bought it used from MandoMutt. I like the knots, but I also like that it cinches down tight to the endpin.

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    Lovely!
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    Really, really nice! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Wow, I hadn't even really looked at that. They do look well together, don't they?
    I like to do a little leather work and I like knots so I noticed it right off. It is one of the nicest strap I have seen.
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    Lovely tailpiece!

    Related: I would love to know who made the strap.
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    Stunning - should be a tailpiece of a lifetime

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    Quote Originally Posted by withfoam View Post
    Lovely tailpiece!

    Related: I would love to know who made the strap.
    I know that Kevin from MandoMutt told me at one point who made it, but I can’t find the text or email. I’m asking him if he remembers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by withfoam View Post
    Lovely tailpiece!

    Related: I would love to know who made the strap.
    I did some hunting on the Internet and found this site. They made my strap. (And Kevin from MandoMutt just confirmed the info.) https://leatherandbraid.com/custombraiding.html
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    Doug, that tailpiece is amazing. Thanks for sharing that and the strap info with us, and Merry Christmas!

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    Thank you!!!

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    The tail piece is awesome, it and the strap all comes together nicely. That is one of Tammy Davies straps, she does some nice work. Very easy to deal with, I had her make me one a year or so ago. I love it.

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    $#@% Yes!

    Weldon Lister is a national treasure; an artist's artist who does fantastic work all by hand.

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    Doug,
    Did you pick the design, or just let him come up with something for you? The detail in that thing is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addamr View Post
    Doug,
    Did you pick the design, or just let him come up with something for you? The detail in that thing is amazing.

    Adam
    He showed me some designs and I chose one for the cover and one for the body piece. He was willing to customize the designs, but I loved what he already had. The biggest issue was whether to go gold or silver. (The Waverly tuners have silver hardware but the frets are gold EVO, so already a mix.)
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    Beautiful tailpiece, Doug! What tailpiece did Weldon start with?

    Love the strap, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Winn View Post
    Beautiful tailpiece, Doug! What tailpiece did Weldon start with?

    Love the strap, too!
    Thanks!

    He used a plain James tailpiece.
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    Super nice tailpiece. Nice armrest too.

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