Posted by bowfinger on Wednesday, November 4, 2009
JUST got my banjo back from Chris Cioffi. Man what a WONDER he did on this banjo. Jeff & I colored it and Lacquered it. It looked OK. had a bit of orange peel but acceptable to me. But I sent it off before it dried enough. It stuck to the packing material. Chris buffed it out and it looks great. Of course after he had fixed a laundry list of fixables. Like: new neck cut (reset), plug & reinstall neck lugs, check fit of flange & ring, plane & re-fret, move pip & fill old hole, re-spike and the buff job.
I'm impressed. If you need work send it to him. Quick too (right now). I think you'll hear more from him as time goes along.
I'M POSTING pics of the final product.
Friday, June 24, 2011 @7:26:18 AM
I've had the reworked " RB-1 Special" "Copy" now for a year & 1/2. Though I haven't played much this year. ( had an auto accident, no banjo for a while) I think I'll make more changes to it. But with business so bad for me right now it's hard to justify. Besides I'm just starting to play again. I can pick it up w/o pain. Oh I did buy a Huber ring to go in it last year sometime. It made a little difference in bass response. Maybe it's my right hand.
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