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Feb 23, 2021 - 7:48:37 AM
85 posts since 9/20/2009

Just scored a sweet oldie... Lyon And Healy "Star". In great shape, but missing some brass wire inlay on headstock and neck... And about half of the nuts are wrong.. I saw a different headstock design posted in one of the archived posts, So I figured I would post it's brother... Still waiting for UPS to bring it.. Now I get to try and find some Unobtanium nuts...

Edited by - DumbPluck on 02/23/2021 21:26:36

Feb 23, 2021 - 12:27:40 PM



22196 posts since 7/6/2005

Cool banjo.
Why don't you post a picture of the required nuts and the quantity

Feb 23, 2021 - 4:42:52 PM

304 posts since 6/23/2013

ACE banjo, why do you call it an Ace banjo?

Feb 23, 2021 - 9:18:53 PM

85 posts since 9/20/2009

Because of beer... I guess I shouldn't drink and post.... "Star" banjo.... lol

Feb 23, 2021 - 9:29:12 PM

85 posts since 9/20/2009

Fixed it....  I was looking through a repair manual for my Hodaka Ace 100 dirt bike right before posting this... :)

Here is a shot of the whole bracket/hook/nut...

Edited by - DumbPluck on 02/23/2021 21:31:24

Feb 23, 2021 - 9:54:03 PM

245 posts since 10/8/2018

That is one hell of a cool banjo! Never have I seen a bracket, hook, and nut arrangement like that! Would love to hear that one played!

Feb 24, 2021 - 1:11:50 AM

85 posts since 9/20/2009

All of the info I have so far comes from an archived post here... This is my second oddball Lyon and Healy.. I also have one that has an almost identical double spun pot, but without the fancy lugs n nuts, with a neck from a "Mystic" that was sold through Montgomery Wards as a "Windsor"..

Edited by - DumbPluck on 02/24/2021 01:16:18

Feb 24, 2021 - 2:16:52 AM

1696 posts since 1/13/2012

That's what L&H referred to as "Imperial" hardware. Somebody made reproductions a few years ago, but I'm not sure if any are still available.

Feb 25, 2021 - 5:32:31 PM

85 posts since 9/20/2009

Arrived today.... Love it.... The neck has quite a bow in it, and a bit of a twist.. Gunna try and fix that tonight... I would like to attempt to replace the missing scroll work on the headstock... It is a strip thin brass sheet cut super narrow, then layed on it's side and set in... Took my thumbnail and cleaned off two inlays... I like the copper lines...  Tailpiece is cute and tiny... Glad I don't have to try and find one pof these... :)

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