The center band is tacked on, not screwed.
The archtop setup is the same as all others
Here is a view of the neck adjuster, seen on late models.
A heavy brass, one piece flange, that the tension hooks run thru,just
like on an old Gibson, instead of the regular anchor shoes.
This is a true flange, and not just decorative, and it screws to the rim.
This is not like the thin decorative flange on all other para models
Scalloped rim shell, it adds lots of looks to the final product
These tiny one screw page tuners are slick working and VG condition.
This crack is in the inside veneer only and not visible on the outside.
i will seal this up and it will remain stable.
The best wax for anything.
I waxed the entire banjo inside and out.
Rim shell sits right down on the flange which means when head is tensioned the whole thing becomes one piece
You do not see many of these mutes and darn sure not on the Jr's I've seen
And back on goes the nice vintage Paramount skinhead.
This bracket screws in with a wood screw not like the other models with a threaded screw and a shoe
I was the first man to ever dissassemble this one.
That was easy to determine.
Rim serial, barely visible
An outside view of the neck adjuster
Crack is now filled and stable.
This was the only issue I encountered.
What a nice machine
Strung up and playing well
Also the only Para with a Pyralin overlayed peghead I have encountered.
Orig.HSC in fair condition, with "Paramount" tension wrench in case pocket.