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    Default Custom James tailpiece for Rattlesnake mandolin

    Hey everybody,
    I wanted to upgrade my Rattlesnake mandolin tailpiece to a James. After seeing some of Weldon Listerís work on this site, I reached out to him. He created this design. It will be gold plated before installing. Just thought Iíd show you all what he is capable of. Iím really happy! Cheers!
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    He does the engraving on the Collings tailpieces. That stuff is artistic and beautifully crafted. Your tailpiece is really cool. Definitely a statement.
    J.Lane Pryce

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    Bad to the bone.

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    I love classy engraved metal and wood. this is excellent. thanks for sharing.
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    Beautiful! Lister made a tailpiece for my Kimble last year. I always have to pause and admire that tailpiece when I pick up my mandolin.
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    Default Re: Custom James tailpiece for Rattlesnake mandolin

    “What are those big teeth that rattlesnakes have?”



    Wait for it...




    “Fangs”


    You’re welcome!

    Sorry, I’ll go to my corner now.
    Very very cool TP there!
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    Default Re: Custom James tailpiece for Rattlesnake mandolin

    Thatís great! Mine just says ďThe Snake.Ē Not sure if itís original, I got the mando used. Perhaps ďThe Dreadful SnakeĒ didnít fit.

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    Dangggggg...that looks amazing! He doesn't incredible work. Congrats!
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    Default Re: Custom James tailpiece for Rattlesnake mandolin

    Had to come back for another look. That tp is badass.
    J.Lane Pryce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lane Pryce View Post
    Had to come back for another look. That tp is badass.
    Thanks! Iím really happy with the way it turned out. The mando is getting Waverly tuners and this tailpiece installed shortly. Iíll post a few photos of it installed. Thanks to everyone for the compliments!

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    Weldon does excellent work, I'm really pleased with mine. Please post some more pictures once you get the tailpiece and the tuners installed.
    A quarter tone flat and a half a beat behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bob View Post
    Weldon does excellent work, I'm really pleased with mine. Please post some more pictures once you get the tailpiece and the tuners installed.
    Wow, your tp looks great!!

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    Default Re: Custom James tailpiece for Rattlesnake mandolin

    Incredible work. I had the impression he was not taking any new custom work in order to concentrate on his personal masterpieces. Perhaps this is one of them!

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