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Why are the strings on top of the tailpiece?

You may have noticed in some of the photos of our products that we top-wrapped the strings over the tailpiece. Why? Because we thought it looked cool for the pictures. It has a kind of retro, throwback feel to it that I like. But does it do anything for the tone or playability of the guitar? Few topics can bring about such a fierce debate on the forums, so instead of arguing for it one way or another, I'm just going to give you the basic theory behind it and let you decide for yourself. Most agree that for the strings to transfer their vibration to the wood of the guitar most efficiently, the tailpiece needs to be screwed all...

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