Wanted to put out a big Thanks to Vinnie Mondello down there in Texas. I just received my tenor neck, and it looks great. Vinnie is one hell of a nice man, and he knows his business. I would highly recommend him for any of your restoration needs.
Thanks Vinnie, I'm going to start setting her up next week.
In the old days when a neck was bowed it was a death sentence. It was great to see Vinnie,s work. I have had other work done by Vinnie, but this was exceptional!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Regards to Vinnie and good playing Dave.
Having known Mr. Vincent Mondello "Vindawg" for the better part of 20 years or something like that.... I will attest to the fact that the man is a tremendous asset to the banjo world in particular and the world in general. A fine gentleman. Nuffin' more need be said. And yes, I do know and have met him personally. Shame I can't get him to move back east....
Thanks Mike. The banjo will be in your hands in a few weeks. Vinnie is Awesome. He told me a story about that hole in his bench....Howard's Hole......He used it for one of Jazzs' supreme guitar players, Howard Alden. Howard is a genius tenor banjo player, and this tech was used for one of Howard's banjo's in the past.
I had opportunity to hear Howard play tenor banjo at a fest in the past......Incredible musician.
I met Vinnie in AZ years ago. We looked at each other and both kind of said "I like you." His website is incredible too! I love all the photos he posts of his projects. He is obviously an expert and an asset to the banjo world! Thanks for sharing your neck.
I’ve talked to Vinnie a few times at shows and watched online, grow his skill over many years. I admire his problem solving skills and attention to detail. His website is a good window on the profession, I check it frequently and thank him for taking the time to photograph his work for posterity.
Here's a vid I sent to Vinnie. He only worked on the neck, and didn't have the pot, so I wanted him to hear what it sounded like. It's a great banjo, and it's going to get better. This banjo was sitting for many, many years, and thanks to Vinnies handywork on the neck, she's back in business.