Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

384
Banjo Lovers Online


1890s Fairbank Neck Dowel Hardware question......

Want to hide these Google ads? Join the Players Union!
Nov 14, 2019 - 4:23:13 PM

staceyz

Canada

97 posts since 5/30/2010

Hi, I have a H.C. Barnes (made by Fairbanks) 5 string banjo... and I don't know what the dowel to rim hardware would be one this ole gal?

Any ideas..? Thanks in advance, Stacey

See photo below...


 

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:13:07 PM
likes this

176 posts since 8/11/2007

Fast-forward to 01:40 for an examination of the hardware on this 1890s Fairbanks "Curtis Electric"  


 

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:23:07 PM

staceyz

Canada

97 posts since 5/30/2010

Hi Clifton, thanks for the reply. The Fairbanks Curtis neck joint has the rectangle recess, cut into the dowel, to drop the shoe + screw in. This one has NO recess... that is why it is baffling to me. I haven't come across the joint yet... Maybe it is just a screw..?  or some missing bracket..?

Edited by - staceyz on 11/14/2019 17:24:07

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:43:35 PM

staceyz

Canada

97 posts since 5/30/2010

I just found a posting that you have, or had the same banjo. I now see it just has the shoe that is "screwed" to the dowel stick...

Problem solved.. THx Stacey


 

Nov 15, 2019 - 10:32:32 AM

1551 posts since 1/13/2012

There was an early variant of Fairbanks neck clamp that just had a small pin that fit into a hole in the dowel (no screw). The few I've had to mess with did not work very well, and I'm assuming that's why they switched to the more-commonly-seen style that fits into a small mortise in the face of the dowel. It looks like your banjo may have had one of those.

Andy

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:03:02 AM

hbick2

USA

173 posts since 6/26/2004

I have a Fairbanks-made Stetson banjo that has the horseshoe neck clamp that sits on top of the dowel stick and is held in place with a screw. I've seen several other contract banjos that have this. You can see it on my home page: https://www.banjohangout.org/myhangout/photos.asp?id=3743&albumid=10215

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.40625