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1920's Van Eps Tenor Banjo

Example of original 5 string
Ser# 444
Repair to play

19 fret neck has severe twist, not repairable
I have a 17 fret  Van Eps neck that I will use as the conversion.
I will utilize the old dowel, peghead overlay and heel cap to make the new neck compatible with the rim
I have to elevate to clear the hoop.
Rim ready for assembly.Serial no. on tone bowl is 442
Making the sound hole re-enforcement
I like my sound hole closer to neck
Dowel moved and glued into place
2.7 mm fret wire implemented
Rim assembled, finish completed
Vintage Planet tuners added
Example of tone, with low tension tailpiece, not original tailpiece
Thanks for looking and sharing.