Erica's Banjo Uke

2000

Well, it was inevitable I guess.

You know a Kid when they see the "cute lil banjo",and they have to have one.

We saw this one on Ebay in poor condition but all there and servicable so I procured it and set to on the repairs.

It had an ebony fingerboard that was dry and checked completely so fingerboard replacment was a given.

I opted for a rosewood (since I had some on hand) and decided to use up some old inlays that I had from the scrapheap.

Used wide wire for the fretwork.

I changed the neck to black lacquer with a "Hammered" gold finish on the rim. The old cheesy tuners were changed for some 5stars that I had Not much peghead for these!) Drill out was tense going to a 3/8 hole.
Made it o.k.

Put some Mots on the heel and some more on the peghead with her name engraved from a peghead overlay off of a Stromberg Voisinet.

Cleaned the hardware put some new shoes on it and she's good to go.


 Dissassembly

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Repairs and Upgrades

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Paint Work

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Finished out

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