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Almost done....

Saturday, November 4, 2006

I'm making good headway on my new banjo neck, I really want to play it and also I have other projects and jobs that are pressing, so I need to get this one finished!

Since I last posted, I've finished shaping and sanding. I glued on the fingerboard, finished that and fretted it...and begun finishing the neck.

I did a base coat with tinted french polish, and then sprayed some darker color coats on. I tried to match the original neck's finish as close as I could. It's looking good! Now it's all ready for some clear coats, and then it'll need a while to cure up before I can rub it out and put it all together! Then all I'll need to do is set her up.

Please, take a look at my photos, I've uploaded a few and I have more if anyone wants to see.

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some pics for you

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neck progress

Sunday, October 29, 2006 1 comment

banjo inspirtation...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 3 comments

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Playing Since: 1997
Experience Level: Purty Good

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Occupation: musician and luthier

Gender: Male
Age: 64

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Created 10/5/2006
Last Visit 11/14/2008

I am a guitarist and a luthier who discovered the banjo a few years back, in a quest to find new fingerpicking ground. It has improved my guitar playing and given me a lot more pleasure than I expected! The banjo is a surprizing instrument! I enjoy playing old-time melodic and classical style banjo stuff, not into the bluegrass.

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