Talk to Ken LeVan. (BHO Member) He made me a very nice long neck for an old Vega. He is an excellent craftsman, knows everything about banjos, and is a very nice guy to boot.
Thanks for the kind words, Tim.
Yours was not just a longneck, but an Excel as well.
I am actually making a longneck right now—the first one in a number of years, and it's going to be a longneck resonator top-tension bluegrass banjo—one of a kind for sure.
We were down in your old stomping grounds and got into a huge traffic jam as what seemed like 100 buses streamed out of the Unionville HS lot, stopping traffic in all directions. Definitely thought of you. We were down there photographing big oak trees as subject matter for a painting show Hope is having in West Chester this July and August.