tenor instrument from
Vega Style N Banjo Neck
...Seem's normal....it's Barry's idea :)
No fancy technical talk, we will cut to the chase.
Figuring scale and mounting ideas
will have to go lower to get head clearance, I'll
cut into the dowel
I like the sunken top, will cut it down and
use the bottom for added strength, tenor tuning would crush
it if it had to rely on the leather supports.
Scale length and where I want the bridge will
place me here.
Shaping the mounting areas
Bottom ready to figure the mount
Mounting the base
Now to get more retention, it wants to pull on
the lid and bow it under CGDA, I can fix that
Added dots at 3 and 15, and side markers.
5 star tuners
Simple Grover tailepiece
It will take about a 1" bridge, alot of down force and a
short air gap, I do not want tinny overtones.
Will pain the neck black on final assembly
Making a couple more bracings for the
bottom, then will seal it all back up.
Making a "Gasket" to get a good seal from top
Soaked in CA , it will be a vibrating membrane
Tailpiece mount and all mounts correct, ready
for trial setup
That suits me, a little more and
I'll have it where I want it.
Still some flex issues to negate
Starting to smile..
I will make a form fitted shimming for the neck notch.
I am stuffing cotton into the joint to make
the neck and all the webbing become "as one"
When I hit it with CA, it will wick in and harden solid in
about 10 seconds.
Cotton is a great accelerant.
Sealed over the screw mounting as well
This is not meant to be an instrument that just "Comes back
Solid as a rock, there will be no more
A little bling on my own, and a lower case
BG has already got the Upper case ones on another "custom",
from many moons ago!
OK, next comes a sound byte!
Plays very well, nice low
All is very stable, should maintain its shape just fine.
BG and Missy can go forth with massive art deco, I got my
YEEHAW, now I can use the other shoe to hop around in
Talkeetna if I ever get up there XOV
Thanks for watching