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New to me long neck

From Newbanjo21 on 1/15/2024 12:26:11 PM

so just got myself a 1972 Framus long neck.  Got a very very good deal on it because it needed a set up. I made it playable and will be fitting a fibreskyn head and custom string set this week. found a place to give me a wound 3rd string. happy days. so easy to set up these old banjos. skinny neck but o have small hands so all good. I'll post pictures when she's set up

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LongNeckJo says:
1/15/2024 12:31:25 PM

Very nice! Looking forward to those pictures and let us know if you want any help with setup/etc.

TonyNyc says:
1/15/2024 12:32:00 PM

Yes! good luck!

Newbanjo21 says:
1/15/2024 2:17:28 PM

one thing proving a challenge is the string height. in order to get it to clear the bottom 2 frets, my action is higher than I would like on the 12th fret. about 1/4 inch, maybe 3.5mm. I'd prefer 1/8 inch but I get buzzing. maybe a neck shim is the way around that?

Newbanjo21 says:
1/21/2024 11:37:45 PM

all set up now. I put Puretone custom strings on , which has a wound 3rd. not sure about keeping the fibreskyn head on, I think I prefer the original Framus head, or I might try a Rennaisance. all in all, easy enough to change it all out and bring some life into this old girl


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