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