Dallas "B" Banjo Uke
Endorsed by George Formby
Repair to play
Neck has pronounced forward pull from 5 back to the nut.
Will require planing, new fingerboard, new inlay, new side
markers, new frets, new finish
Head appears sturdy, will clean and re-try it
Flanges are all bent, I will flatten them
Pulling frets, veneer is thin, and dry
Tape helps hold for re-glue. This is only a base board now.
Leveling, its taking from both ends to get closer to level
Will stop there and make the rest up in new laminate and new
Ready to slot
Using old marks for saw cuts
Going slow, as time permits.
3 frets, side marker, inlay, go forth
Stripped of hand brushed varnish, was not orig.
Old color showing from under plaque
re-tint, new clear
Hardware cleaned, head is holding
Sealed wear spot on side, not all the way thru
Sanded some scum off, looks nicer.
All frets /inlays/side dots, leveled, crowned, polished
Ready for new finish
Tinted and taking on clear
New felt in notch, fresh coat of tint inside
New tuner screws, holding pitch well
Board is flat, seems all OK to me
new nut, slotted for nylons
Only use correct screwdriver when tightening
They are friction tuners and at times, need the button screws
Playing well up and down, nice
Re-strung with what was on
it, (light gauge) seems good for Formby style playing
It's good to save another fallen
soldier, especially something to do with a man that had much to
do with troop morale in WW2.
Thanks George, and thanks