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Jun 16, 2021 - 11:02:26 AM
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337 posts since 6/20/2003

Here is some damage on the 20th fret. It has been there for months, but I only just discovered it because I rarely play and even more rarely look closely at this banjo. (I can see the damage on photos from January.)

The neck was supposedly new when I bought the banjo two years ago. I haven't treated the neck at all since, so perhaps it is drying out and getting brittle. It is a Washburn 16 neck.

Any advice on how to repair the damage at least in a way that will keep the problem from growing and the piece to chip off? Do I just put a micro-dose of glue in there, press it down and sand a bit before lem-oiling the fretboard?


(The photos can also be used to show what it looks like up close when the inlays don't really fit and have to be filled in.)

Jun 16, 2021 - 11:55:21 AM

161 posts since 12/21/2012

You got it! Glue, sand, oil.

Jun 16, 2021 - 12:29:11 PM

458 posts since 5/29/2015

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