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IMBanjoJim - Posted - 03/28/2021:  13:55:20


I have a circa 1870s banjo pot (basing that on the older, squarer type nuts securing the hooks). What I need is a period correct neck. Anyone have something appropriate that they are willing to part with?



 

csacwp - Posted - 03/28/2021:  16:10:26


I'd look for a Buckbee neck with a square peghead.

IMBanjoJim - Posted - 03/28/2021:  16:20:31


quote:

Originally posted by csacwp

I'd look for a Buckbee neck with a square peghead.






Preferably fretless... 

Jarvie - Posted - 04/02/2021:  08:56:23


I have a banjo with almost the same rim, with the exception of eagles rather than shields. Even has the scribed line for decoration near the bottom. Mine indeed does have the classic "Buckbee" type square paddle peghead shape, with a basically square profile relieved by an arched top. Mine has flush frets up to the octave 12th position, about 3/4" of the neck- of light colored (maple?) in the dark neck wood. It uses a spun or stamped brass finial, somewhat shaped like a beehive (the "standard" type of these) to support the tail gut. So I would "second" the recommendation that this sort of neck would be a good match for your rim.

IMBanjoJim - Posted - 04/02/2021:  11:56:34


quote:

Originally posted by Jarvie

I have a banjo with almost the same rim, with the exception of eagles rather than shields. Even has the scribed line for decoration near the bottom. Mine indeed does have the classic "Buckbee" type square paddle peghead shape, with a basically square profile relieved by an arched top. Mine has flush frets up to the octave 12th position, about 3/4" of the neck- of light colored (maple?) in the dark neck wood. It uses a spun or stamped brass finial, somewhat shaped like a beehive (the "standard" type of these) to support the tail gut. So I would "second" the recommendation that this sort of neck would be a good match for your rim.






Thank you for the detwiled description. Could you post a photo, too? 

IMBanjoJim - Posted - 04/11/2021:  17:27:43


Oddly enough, I found the exact banjo neck I needed—two in fact—in my closet! I have no memory of getting the necks...must have been off ebay at some point.
Now I am wondering what else is in that closet!
Aren’t senior moments wonderful?



 

IMBanjoJim - Posted - 04/11/2021:  17:32:37


These magical closets are something I never knew about before! It’s like something out of Narnia!

TriMD180 - Posted - 04/11/2021:  22:40:48


quote:

Originally posted by IMBanjoJim

These magical closets are something I never knew about before! It’s like something out of Narnia!






I want a magic closet!

IMBanjoJim - Posted - 05/01/2021:  15:03:47


Well the two necks I found in the closet are now matched up with two banjo pots, thanks to my long-suffering friend Eric Prust.
One of the banjo pots is the shield bracket I mentioned above. The other pot is from a Morrison, probably a banjolin. It was a gift from my friend Norm, in Helena, Montana.
Technically, these are both Frankenbanjos, since the parts didn’t begin life together, but they both look and sound nice now.





 

IMBanjoJim - Posted - 05/01/2021:  15:05:19


And another of the Morrison pot and a Buckbee neck:



 

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