Anna Mondello Sarran's


MONDELLO  ACCUTONE

2013



Created  from Mondello 2006 DW
(Banjo I got back from the estate of a friend)

NEW FINGERBOARD by      CUSTOM PEARL INLAY
NEW PEGHEAD OVERLAY  by    CUSTOM PEARL INLAY
NEW FINISH
NEW HARDWARE



Assembly pics
I'm not doing a full spread, my work load does not allow it
 


 
 

Binding - Fretting
Will install a 20 fret since I have room, I'm running a small extension
 


Overlay installed
 



ASSEMBLY

New skin head installed


 


Tension Lock attached to hoop


Going together with Tyler's banjo which has a new neck design refinished to match his rim.
 
 


Both are running "Neck and Neck" to the finish line.
 


Time to string it up and see what she can do.


After some adjustments I have found a good action and a great voice on this skin.
It's a reactive head and transfers sound VG.
The Tension Lock tailpiece transfers the downforce I require in my setups and the 27/32 Farquhar is the choice for this elevated fingerboard


A little personalization on the inside !



Now to let it settle in and I'll keep dialing it in.



FINAL PICS


 
 


 



Tuning key, Digital tuner, Picks, Extra strings, Rags, ...good to go.
Will be sending online training aids for tuning/strumming/playing
She say's she will learn one song to play on Dad's 100th Bday.
Let's hold her to it. :)




Changed it out of the old crappy case into a newer nicer case

Now it can be a good banjo for someone with a fresh new look.
Plays well up and down with a nice bright tone on single string and in chords
Good 2nd and 3rd position tone with great note separation.
Of course there are many setups one can try for other voices.
I'm so proud that my cousin Anna had a wish to own it, and keep a piece of the Mondello musical history for her own.


Love
"Your cousin Vinnie"