Definition of tailpiece
1 : a piece added at the end
2 : a device from which the strings of a stringed instrument are stretched to the pegs — see violin illustration
3 : an ornament placed below the text matter of a page
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The High Freq boasts a dramatic Honduran mahogany body and feathers from Crocker’s cockatoo on the headstock and tailpiece.
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