Jim Renfro's
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Nice Original banjo, will clean up nicely


Finish has wear, I will clean all the wood and buff/wax it
Hardware will be cleaned and waxed



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Old head is pulled to Max and will not be used
I will use a Renaissance medium crown
Slight oxidation on top of tone ring, normal when skin is on this long


All cleaned and waxed


New head installed, new hooks with old nuts.
Some of the old hooks show alot of oxidation, I will put them in the case


Upgraded to threaded inserts in the rim


Rim ready, now for the neck work


Leveling of original frets should be sufficient, then a recrown and polish


Oiling the Fboard with Tung Oil
I will wax the neck and clean the tuners


Adjusting the mute pretty far out so he does not hit it all of the time by accident and actuate it.


REMO head and GHS strings
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Original Bacon bridge
These are thin, care must be taken when moving them
Use a string lift or loosen strings


Back cleaned, buffed and Waxed.
Shows some patina but that is acceptable for its age.
Tool will be in the case

Banjo plays well up and down with plenty of power on 1/2 bridge
Its ready for the ride to Dallas

Thanks for watching, Vinnie