Old ZB mandolin to restore as a ukulele. Neck to rim joint crushed. Perhaps join at another position. Is there a need for a rod?
Strange 4m slot by the nut on the finger board. Perhaps a zero fret? Any idea what to do with it.
First time with amateur skills an very little money.
All advice welcome.
Picture for ZB restoration
Not worth fixing in my opinion. I would probably throw all of the wood parts in the trash, keep the metal parts and make a fretless mountain banjo using the metal parts.
Others might have different ideas.
Well, glass half full or glass half empty. I'm with mbanza on this. I bought it in a French flea market for 10 euros and already I have learned a whole load about banjo construction. If I can bring it to playability I'll be well pleased and I think I can do it for a few bucks with your help.
Has anyone any thoughts on the zero fret thing and how I might tackle it? Any sites that can help?
Do you think I need a rim rod for nylgut string Uke?
Where will I get budget nut, bridge and especially tailpiece for this Uke?
( ordinary banjo tailpiece wont fit because of the raised vellum above the rim.)
Keep it coming fellows.
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