IMGB Super Paramount
Nice original example
with a lot of play wear and patina
Complete with mute,
tool, Factory paperwork, 3 original bridges and a hand full of case candy.
That is a fake mustache by the safety pin
General "good" condition all around
OHSC still has working
latches, I never use the zippers
Repair to play
Partial restoration with frets
instrument had so many wear factors it will be restored
and a "Player's
This means I will not try to make it as if it were totally
By doing some things differently it will keep the banjo in
the realm of affordability for the model
There will be no re- plating
Wood will be refinish with a production Nitrocellulose
One Zinc body
Page bit the dust on the way here, I assume the wind blew on
it, that's all it takes sometimes.
if this was not the 40 or 50th, I'd feel worse.
I had to vintage
housings so I thought I would slip by but they are not exactly
the same size and reaming needs done
Just trying to pick the
base up broke it, there is no strength left in this Zinc.
Post are always frozen
into place so must be
Posts drilled out of
Ready for a new plan
Sidewall artwork heavily degraded
Pulling frets,will go in
with full width 147 fret wire
The floral skirt finish
will be completely removed
Scuffed to 220#
Inside and outside of all wood stripped
Sealing, and first coat of
finish added to rim and
Neck- frets completed,stripped and sealed
Ready for detail
Filling the carvings with vermillion
Now it will darken with the tint coat.
Tint complete. Clear from here on out.
Flanges are degraded and I will buff them all smooth, then
refinish with a gold leaf enamel, not a re-plating
Now for the tailpiece and armrest
Vintage high grade calfskin head
Tension hoop, rim skirt and armrest were all buffed to high
shine and coated with brass lacquer, formulated for metal, like
goes on Trumpets and other horns.
Resonator still taking on wet sanding/finish coats, as is the
Since all the orig gold tuners were shot, I will take a nice set
of nickel ones and prep them for gold metallic.
I will re-use the MOP buttons
Setup on GHS strings furnished by www.bedfordbanjoshop.com
Original Paramount bridge
Tone is clear up and down,
with that 20's Ragtime sound
I have not finished the wet sanding and buffing of resonator