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Feb 23, 2021 - 6:38:02 AM
37 posts since 10/30/2012

Building another banjo why is it they tapper the inside wall of the resonator does it have to be tappered i can do it no problem, it would be easier with straight walls, so when you put in the lugs in, it would be easier what do you guys think

Feb 23, 2021 - 7:00:46 AM

beegee

USA

22205 posts since 7/6/2005

I have never read why Gibson tapered the resonator walls, but I imagine it was to give a greater gluing surface to the joint where it meets the back without having a heavy-looking rim, for aesthetics.

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