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Feb 8, 2019 - 8:38:09 AM
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4783 posts since 11/13/2005

https://www.4stringbanjos.com/Restorations/CavageTB6Neck/Cavage_Gibson_TB6_Neck_Repair_2019.html

Wanted to put out a big Thanks to Vinnie Mondello down there in Texas. I just received my tenor neck, and it looks great. Vinnie is one hell of a nice man, and he knows  his business. I would highly recommend him for any of your restoration needs.

Thanks Vinnie, I'm going to start setting her up next week.

dc

Feb 8, 2019 - 9:52:38 AM
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2539 posts since 5/29/2011

I dealt with Vinnie one time and I can say the same. A genuinely nice person to deal with.

Feb 8, 2019 - 1:15:02 PM
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Mr. Mondello answered a few questions for me once, and I'd agree that he's very helpful and friendly.

Feb 8, 2019 - 1:56:08 PM
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232 posts since 1/19/2008

In the old days when a neck was bowed it was a death sentence. It was great to see Vinnie,s work. I have had other work done by Vinnie, but this was exceptional!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Regards to Vinnie and good playing Dave.

Feb 8, 2019 - 4:22:22 PM
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GStump

USA

235 posts since 9/12/2006

Having known Mr. Vincent Mondello "Vindawg" for the better part of 20 years or something like that.... I will attest to the fact that the man is a tremendous asset to the banjo world in particular and the world in general. A fine gentleman. Nuffin' more need be said. And yes, I do know and have met him personally. Shame I can't get him to move back east....

Feb 8, 2019 - 4:38:40 PM
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4783 posts since 11/13/2005

Thanks Mike. The banjo will be in your hands in a few weeks. Vinnie is Awesome. He told me a story about that hole in his bench....Howard's Hole......He used it for one of Jazzs' supreme guitar players, Howard Alden. Howard is a genius tenor banjo player, and this tech was used for one of Howard's banjo's in the past.

I had opportunity to hear Howard play tenor banjo at a fest in the past......Incredible musician.

See you in a few my friend.

dc

Feb 8, 2019 - 4:48:06 PM

4783 posts since 11/13/2005

Thanks Gregg, I'd wish to meet him sometime. I can tell by just talking to him.....he's the real deal.
dc

Feb 9, 2019 - 3:25:21 PM
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281 posts since 2/16/2014

I got my banjo from Vinnie. Recommend him also.

Feb 22, 2019 - 7:40:01 AM
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56 posts since 10/26/2012

I met Vinnie in AZ years ago. We looked at each other and both kind of said "I like you."
His website is incredible too! I love all the photos he posts of his projects. He is obviously an expert and an asset to the banjo world! Thanks for sharing your neck.

Feb 22, 2019 - 10:43:49 AM
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19 posts since 3/13/2014

I’ve talked to Vinnie a few times at shows and watched online, grow his skill over many years. I admire his problem solving skills and attention to detail. His website is a good window on the profession, I check it frequently and thank him for taking the time to photograph his work for posterity.

Feb 22, 2019 - 6:30:01 PM
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5 posts since 2/22/2019

Yes, Vincent does good work.

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:39:37 AM
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4783 posts since 11/13/2005

With the neck attached

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:46:46 AM
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4783 posts since 11/13/2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4S8MkKFw7g

Here's a vid I sent to Vinnie. He only worked on the neck, and didn't have the pot, so I wanted him to hear what it sounded like. It's a great banjo, and it's going to get better. This banjo was sitting for many, many years, and thanks to Vinnies handywork on the neck, she's back in business.

dc

Feb 28, 2019 - 12:13:41 PM
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Omeboy

USA

1826 posts since 6/27/2013

If Vinnie could restore human necks as beautifully as he does banjo necks, I'd drive down to Texas tonight.wink

Edited by - Omeboy on 02/28/2019 12:14:54

Feb 28, 2019 - 12:31:56 PM
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232 posts since 1/19/2008

Way to loud and rings to much!!!!!! Get a Paramount. IMHO Regards Mike

Mar 1, 2019 - 4:07:45 AM

4783 posts since 11/13/2005

Paging Dr. Mondello........

What's wrong with your physical neck Paul?

See you in a few weeks Mike, you can test her out. She rings like a bell.

Mar 1, 2019 - 8:38:31 AM
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CGDA

Italy

1894 posts since 1/4/2009

David, your upgraded banjo sounds and plays so crisp. Vinnie is really a wizard-luthier!
Beautiful your "Rosetta" too!

Mar 1, 2019 - 9:46:32 AM

4783 posts since 11/13/2005

Thanks Marco.....I must have done a decent job, because you recognized the song! This banjo definetly has some power, and I'm looking forward to playing on it. Hope all is well in Italia.

Salute

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