WORKPAGE 2018
Vegaphone Professional Plectrum

Repair as needed to make playable
Refinish wood
Heat neck
Level fingerboard
New Binding and Frets
Clean and wax all hardware

Initial Pics




Disassembly


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



REPAIRS

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 www.bedfordbanjoshop.com



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.


Binding off.
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..
"Time Out".


MORE TO FOLLOW