On this one....
The tell on a Vega factory
conversion is that they got it right - except that the neck has modern
This has a modern Vega headstock, binding and dot markers as if it was a Wonder. That it is built on a Little Wonder pot...
I dont think this is no Vega
made neck, but its pretty dang good
So heres what I did without guidance :)
All frets out to get to the copped board
Looks like someone made it in 1983 and initialed DHK
Dowel is stuck i tight but out a little from tenon hole but heel fit is tight, I didnt mess with it
Flat sanding the crap out of it, cupped bad
Ill go a little more, bout 1/3 of the fingerboard to get this far
Cleaning slots to fret
147 wire, one at a time, gluing as I go because board is brittle but good
Could'nt stand that inferior
varnish, sticky to the touch and yellowed out...cabinet paint ...
so off it came
Also the red heel cap will be blackened
The center laminate is red as well, Vega never did that as far as I know.
Coat of sealer, now for some tint
I did smooth the profile a little but didn't shrink it, its doesnt feel any chunkier than any Vega 5 string
The chosen tints with a little burst at the heel and head
2 more coats to go