Barry Foulon
Tubaphone #3 Plectrum
WORKPAGE
6-14
Restore as needed to play
Add Inlay
 Refinish


Uncle B decided to just go "Stars" all the way so that's what I will do.
Defretted and ready to strip binding
 
 


All dots out, leaving the orig Star
 


All installed and ready for a logo block, the last 2 dots are on a block that's too small for stars
 
 


All slots cleaned and deepened, ready to bind


 


Ready for side markers
 


Fretted and ready for finish
 


Resonator was blond, I want it to match the mahogany neck
 
 


Going on with clear coats
 


 

Adding 3/32 markers
 


Rim refinish completed

Renaissance head
 
 



SETUP

DGBE Tuning
String gauges chosen for the longer 27" scale Vega neck
GHS Strings and REMO courtesy of www.bedfordbanjoshop.com
Richelieu bridge


Good production finish, nothing too fancy


Grover Clamshell tailpiece is good for this banjo, and matching chrome, does not need to be changed out.
Armrest will be changed to a comfortable Gibson Style, these all poorly fit and rattle.
 


More to come