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Feb 26, 2024 - 1:23:26 PM
3 posts since 11/12/2020

Can someone please educate me on how to install the accent stripes in the attached photo? This example is from/by Slim Jim banjos - I noticed it on Facebook. I have seen this accent on necks and rims, and while I have installed binding, this accent looks like it gets ‘sandwiched’ between 2 layers of wood - in this case the headstock and the headstock veneers. Thoughts?


Feb 26, 2024 - 3:38:48 PM
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DSmoke

USA

1427 posts since 11/30/2015

I call them underlays and they are veneers that are in layers under the fingerboard and peghead. I'm sure more qualified builders will reply with more information or pictures.

Feb 26, 2024 - 5:01:56 PM

123 posts since 3/3/2008

I've considered trying this.  I saw that Driftwood guitars had an episode on fitting a back strap on a guitar neck.  I'm assuming that this would be the same but with a few veneers added.  I use the veneer softener from veneersupplies.com and it works pretty well.

Edited by - euler357 on 02/26/2024 17:04:47

Feb 26, 2024 - 7:25:29 PM

3 posts since 11/12/2020

Thanks both. Bingo! This is what I was looking for.

Feb 26, 2024 - 7:41:23 PM

123 posts since 3/3/2008

No problem.  I'd like to see some photos of what you end up with on this :)

Feb 27, 2024 - 3:47:49 PM

DASJO

USA

113 posts since 3/17/2006

I recall recently reading a post about a book that Bob Flesher was doing called "Building a Backstrap". Check it out at
banjohangout.org/topic/395575
I greatly admire the 'backstrap', but I'm not sure if that is the official name for that kind of veneering.
Best wishes!!

Mar 1, 2024 - 1:37:05 PM

14936 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by longshanks

Can someone please educate me on how to install the accent stripes in the attached photo? This example is from/by Slim Jim banjos - I noticed it on Facebook. I have seen this accent on necks and rims, and while I have installed binding, this accent looks like it gets ‘sandwiched’ between 2 layers of wood - in this case the headstock and the headstock veneers. Thoughts?


That is easy to do, but those here have mentioned it is done when the banjo neck was built ..... merely veneers added during the building process.  I have done this many times.  I have also done it between neck halves, basically making it a two piece neck with a veneer in between (or two or three veneers).

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