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Dec 3, 2019 - 7:26:52 AM
1786 posts since 1/4/2009

I'm looking for prewar plectrum necks, does anyone have leads on them? for a few different pots.

thanks!

Dec 3, 2019 - 7:37:50 AM
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csacwp

USA

2455 posts since 1/15/2014
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For what type of banjo? Gibsons? If so, it shouldn't be too hard to find one. I"d make an ad here in the classifiedes.

Dec 3, 2019 - 7:57:19 AM

1786 posts since 1/4/2009

sorry, looking for gibson necks!

Dec 3, 2019 - 9:28:22 AM

2736 posts since 5/29/2011

You might send a PM to Eric Sullivan. Since First Quality Music has done a lot of conversions they probably still have some old four string necks around. Arthur Hatfield, Frank Neat, Warren Yates, Steve Huber, Ron Coleman, Clancy Mullins, Randall Wyatt, and Bill Hayes are possibilities as well.

Dec 3, 2019 - 10:42:25 AM
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2261 posts since 1/16/2013

Hey Kyle, I agree with John. I'd start by posting an ad looking for them. Obviously the "sub-mastertone" plectrums will be easier to come by while Mastertone plectrum necks can be harder to get and can cost thousands.
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Originally posted by kyleb

I'm looking for prewar plectrum necks, does anyone have leads on them? for a few different pots.

thanks!


Dec 3, 2019 - 1:32:27 PM

598 posts since 5/19/2018

They have to be floating around...all over.

I recall seeing a photo back in the 80’s, one of the older primary re-neckers back then. It was a picture of his shop, and on the floor was a box and a small wooden barrel. Both were completely full of all sorts of Gibson Tenor and PB necks.

I don’t know if they were put aside to harvest the peghead overlays and the whatnot, but they what we refer to now as “orphaned”.

I think that back then, few people wanted the original necks after they were converted.

Always wondered what happened to all those necks.

The advice above is exactly what I would do.

Dec 3, 2019 - 1:54:03 PM
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Omeboy

USA

2170 posts since 6/27/2013

Gee. Nobody mentioned Jim Mills.

https://prewargibsonbanjos.com/

Hey Kyle, Do you play plectrum?

Edited by - Omeboy on 12/03/2019 13:56:49

Dec 4, 2019 - 1:50:12 PM

jwold

USA

1141 posts since 7/21/2004

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Originally posted by Omeboy

Gee. Nobody mentioned Jim Mills.

https://prewargibsonbanjos.com/

Hey Kyle, Do you play plectrum?


Perhaps because he chimed in?  He's 9470 isn't he?

Dec 5, 2019 - 5:54:15 AM

1786 posts since 1/4/2009

I don't play plectrum but I'm interested in learning, also interested in finding necks for these pots that match thier orginal manufacture. I was lucky to find the orphaned neck for my 1930 tb-1 conversion so it would be great to do the same for these pots. 

Dec 5, 2019 - 6:03:46 PM
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19 posts since 4/26/2018

When I was going to Violin Making School in Salt Lake City, I was always amazed at the number of 4 string necks hanging from the ceiling of Intermountain Guitar and Banjo. I bet that Leo has at least a few left over from all of the years of conversions.

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