Restoration Page 2017
6 string banjo guitar
flamed maple 14 INCH rim
Highly quilted maple neck
Add truss bar
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
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
. 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
AFTER MAKING SPACER
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 www.bedfordbanjoshop.com
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
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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