Here is my latest tailpiece design implemented on Mousa 002 and I am extremely pleased. This new design is very robust and still allows for a solid electrical string ground as the brass runs continuously from the strings to the body. The bent brass bracket is inlaid into the laminated Macassar ebony piece and attached via two screws.
Special thanks to Matt Artinger of Artinger Guitars for being generous enough to let me pick his brain on the subject. He builds truly inspirational guitars and is a great guy to boot.
Studio photos of Mousa 002 will be posted next week as I am off to deliver this guitar to NYC today.