Vegaphone Professional Plectrum
Repair as needed to make playable
New Binding and Frets
Clean and wax all hardware
Hardware in VG condition
Old style closed in nuts, may recommend new hooksets
Shoe removal went well, ready to buff metal
Interesting, the "28" , I have never seen a vega stamp here, and
it is the same font, so maybe some inspectors mark, markers
mark, but not common.
More makers marks
Next to Artist rim, ready for refinish
Parts cleaned and ready to buff
Tailpiece has failed, I spotted it when I took it apart
Not worth repairing.
I will source another Presto and re-purpose the top
Removing old finish
Rim and resonator outside sealed
Hardware cleaned , buffed,waxed
Rim assembled with new Remo bottom frosted head, furnished by
I will continue finish on resonator, and begin neck work
Ready to pull frets
Went well, I will seal the slot edges before pulling tape.
The dark spot is not a depression, that is finish wear and sweat
Now for heat, board leveling and then I will start back with the
binding when it arrives.
Will lay off on the finish work until the cold snap passes, its
18, and I cannot get the paint room past 60F even with heat so..
New Binding Frets slots rebuilt, board leveled frets installed.
Ready to level/dress frets
Adding side markers
Finish work going on, resonator on left, I chose a solid color
to better match the mahogany neck to the maple resonator.
The match is what I was looking for.
Neck buffed and waxed, ready for install
Buffing and waxing of resonator completed
Ready for Setup
Setup CGBD on GHS strings
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OK, now its ready to go and make some music, and I thank Frank
for all of his support and patience
Thanks for watching,