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Nov 23, 2021 - 10:22:13 AM
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Jelle

Netherlands

260 posts since 5/28/2012

Hi guys,

The semi-fretless is done!
I never could have done it without the help you guys provided, so thanks a lot for that.
The brass plate takes some getting used to, but boy does it look sexy and sound old-timey!


Nov 23, 2021 - 10:28:29 AM
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Helix

USA

15042 posts since 8/30/2006

Way to go Jelle, more pictures please.

Nov 23, 2021 - 11:22:12 AM
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4894 posts since 5/9/2007

Excellent

Nov 23, 2021 - 11:23:09 AM
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2195 posts since 1/21/2003

Looks great, Yes, more pix and sound files too. Congrats!

Nov 23, 2021 - 11:55:37 AM
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AldenS

Canada

170 posts since 10/23/2017

Looking good!

Nov 23, 2021 - 12:16:41 PM

Jelle

Netherlands

260 posts since 5/28/2012

Thanks guys! Here are some more pictures of the process.
I used leather dye to darker the colour and finished it with tru oil.
Also replaced the nickel hardware with brass from Balsam Banjoworks


Nov 23, 2021 - 12:22:30 PM

Jelle

Netherlands

260 posts since 5/28/2012

And some more.. Hope to add a goat skin head soon to complete the look!
I'll post a video tomorrow!


Nov 23, 2021 - 1:40:20 PM
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14144 posts since 6/29/2005

Looks fantastic!  Great job!

Nov 23, 2021 - 9:04:06 PM
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Bart Veerman

Canada

5097 posts since 1/5/2005

Hardstikke mooi, wees er trots op!

Nov 24, 2021 - 1:14:35 PM

Noodlin

USA

94 posts since 6/3/2019

That’s beautiful!laugh

Edited by - Noodlin on 11/24/2021 13:14:58

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