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banjo restoration project


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Just picked up an interesting project banjo. It’s an 18 fret Geo. C. Dobson spunover rim model. It’s been through the wars a bit, but I think it’s salvageable:

  • Someone though it would be a great idea to reshape the peghead, somewhat inexpertly, with a rasp.
  • The dowel stick isn’t fitted correctly.
  • Friction tuners were pressed directly over the (rather nice) taper peg holes. I think I’ll replace ’em with Pegheds.
  • The fifth string tuner hole and pip are a disaster.

But if I manage to look that good at 120+ years old, I’m not going to complain.

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