Silver Bell Tenor
Good original example
Paintings and gravings
Mute is functional
3 orig tuners,
rough... with one friction, will be replaced, customer
Neck has solid steel bar truss from factory proven by wooden plug over the
laminate as well as weight.
Friction tuner eroded
celluloid, I will fill and hide with new tuner body
Celluloid shrinkage on
binding is normal, and frets are sticking thru it.
Will seal fret
blocks which are always loose from the fingerboard.
Installing #147 wire,
and will seal with #10
Fingerboard shows normal
cupping and glue will seal the irregular areas.
Repairing tuner hole damage
Dowel with wax paper as a
After it hardens I will
pull dowel and flatten it
A good repair, all
hidden under tuner body so it needs no matching
I will wet sand the
yellowing from the rest and it will all be more uniform.
Front overlay sealed and
I will scrape the
yellowed lacquer from the heel cap so it also is white again,
leaving all the colored areas original
Taking on clear coats
Fine paper then I will
hit them with the fret polishing wheel
The few hairline cracks
that it had in the celluloid I sealed up before removing the
yellowed finish that
was on it.
Now I am showing 3
Fine wet sanding with 800
grit so as not to lose lines, but get it cleaned up
Cleaning out the
concentrics with my scribe so that they can take on new blacking.
Rubbing in the blacking.
After a light wet sanding
with 1200 grit on everything but the lines., ready to buff.
Buffed back to a high shine and waxed
Gotoh's turn freely, I like these tuners
DR Strings and REMO head
furnished by www.bedfordbanjoshop.com
Banjo plays well with good tone and action
Mute actuates properly.
Ready for final adjustments if needed,, when customer arrives.
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