Restoration Page 2017
1920's Weymann
Keystone State
6 string banjo guitar
25" scale

Highly flamed maple 14 INCH rim
Highly quilted maple neck

  Add truss bar
New Frets
Simple Re-finish
Clean and wax all hardware
Clean and lube tuners
Set back up on vintage calfskin head


Shown next to the smallest 1920s Weymann, the model 225


After truss bar installation.
Fingerboard planed and ready to re-slot for new frets
Added an inlay at 3, and side markers

Compression fretting

Ready for leveling-refinish

Sanded and sealed

Fretwork completed, dressed, fingerboard oiled


Neck set is too low
Neck is also spaced 020" away from heel contact when hardware is installed
. Dowel tip must be trimmed

Inlay saw, for the fine cut

Now we have contact of heel, time to elevate 1/16"

Riffling out the mortise to depth, then will cut the sides

That gives me clearance over the plane of the head surface

After elevation ,and partial assembly I see I need a spacer for the torsion bar.

Will get the new shim plate in for the bottom side
I will show how Weymann torsion bar goes on.

Put your yoke on then screw bolt into dowel, and swing it around to mount it

Slip under the dowel tip, then lower rod to the heel


Lower to the final resting place, install screws, install wooden wedges in yoke, snug up the torsion bar with the bolt.

Cleaning and oiling tuning machines

I will go with the lightest gauges, the GHS set .
Furnished by
Staying with the vintage skin head in exc shape.

Good neck angle, elevation, going forth

Bell Brand low tension tailpiece, Gold Tone 6string 5/8" maple bridge
Tone is clean, clear, not tubby at all.
Action is VG, this will settle in, and become a very good player I can already tell.
It will easily be able to take stiffer gauges.
Here is a short sound clip, showcasing it's tonal ability, not my talent's as a guitar or banjo player.


Thanks for watching,Vinnie

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