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
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.
Repairs and Upgrades