BRUCE O'NEIL

WORKPAGE
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Custom 20 fret Silver Bell

Refret
Work on neck action
Work on side to side neck angle
No disassembly of rim, clean as needed
No refinish, buff and wax resonator and neck



New bridges from Jim will be in case pocket when I deliver to Bruce in Eureka Springs


Neck angle is good this direction
Neck has quite a bit of forward warp


Starting at 4 back to the nut

You can easily see the rise
I will take some of this out with the truss and then in the refret


Worn heavy up to 5 but all will be replaced using the new "EVO" wire


Dowel is still tight in its tenon hole and will not be altered


Truss is loose, I will add 1/2 turn before pulling frets, Ill want it tight in that process


Ready for the EVO, old wires out and were VERY LOOSE, able to pick out with my fingernails
Ebony has shrunken back from the tang, I will seal them with thin cyano on the refret


Leveling the board in three stages
MOP is high on all positions


Some divoting up top, some will come out with this leveling
 


After sealing and trimmng,, now a light leveling
 


Diamond file works well on the EVO
 
 


All ready to go , nice and machine polished back and front
 


 I will wipe the rim down with no disassembly
Head is still OK



FINAL PIC


I think we made good progress on it and any fine tuning Ill do in Eureka, it needs to settle down until then
Thanks for watching
Vinnie