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Dec 4, 2020 - 9:58:39 PM
188 posts since 3/24/2008

Hey guys,

So I’ve been working on a few projects over quarantine and they are coming along well. Guitar to Mandocello conversion, vintage tenor guitar to OM.

I am mainly a banjo player but broadening my
Horizons. I was looking at the Resnick and other dobro-banjos, but the Gold Tone didn’t sound great to my ear and the others are quite pricey.

I decided to buy a Gretsch Honey Dipper and just tune it up like a banjo. I know I can just string it up to tune like a banjo, but the neck is awful wide and v-shaped so nothing like I’m used to.

I play a Gold Star and a Gibson and both have thinner, slimmer necks.

I’m wondering if I can get a lurhier to either sand / file down the existing neck and maybe even add a 5th string peg, OR, if maybe I should consider replacing the neck altogether.

It does not appear the neck is removable from what I can tell. I can certainly make it work as-is and I know many of you will just suggest I learn the dobro, however, that’s not my intention.

Got a great deal on EBay for the Honey Dipper and it sounds great. Wondering what my best course of action may be.

As always, thanks in advance and I appreciate the input. Thanks and happy pickin’

Dan

Dec 5, 2020 - 5:10:31 AM
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Helix

USA

13266 posts since 8/30/2006

I would trust a good luthier to shave the beck

Dec 5, 2020 - 12:58:18 PM
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Helix

USA

13266 posts since 8/30/2006

Neck that is

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