Barry Grant's

"Metallika Vox"
1960s Vegavox 1 Tenor

Project bought on Reverb
Broken neck- make into something fun.
Candy apple red finish, with clear coat
Decals, Stones, plenty of flash for the cash










Crack in heel cap barely visible



Scuffing the celluloid


This will be the base coat
Inside resonator will be silver metallic


It will change when clear gets on it



Still thin, can see thru it, will go with more sparkle coats



Getting on with the neck after repaired break .






Clear coats going on


RIM ASSEMBLY


All cleaned hardware, rim shot with color and clear, saved the label
 



Clear head to show the inside



Barry sent some water-slides he wants added on, its a Party banjo.



First the silver inside, and clear over it
Now to get the decals on












One for the back, adding the clear over it



Stones for the peghead, used Barry's old Gibson truss cover I have been saving for such a day, added a couple stones there too.
Flat back, faceted, glued on , no wood damage





Some memory pics on the outside periphery and a coat of  clear to protect it,
will add stones to it.




It's getting there!










Now for final clear coats on the resonator




Had an old western shirt button, it fit the circle so...



Ready to string up




FINAL PICS


Added  same stones to inside decal, and outside the bolts, on the flange.


Banjo plays well, very Voxy.




The metal flake does not photo well with my skills, it is a much deeper richer look in person








Thanks to my pal Barry for making me do something fun, now it can get back to work.

Thanks for watching,Vinnie