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October 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Calling Frank Ford

Hi Frank,

Thanks to you, my banjo is now more famous than I am.

There seems to be no e-mail address for you, so I'll try the forum instead.

Can you tell me when you expect that Whyte Lady to be ready for pickup?

Thanks.

_Peter

Added by Peter Feldmann on October 29, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Finished...been too busy playing it to post the finished product photos...

It has met and exceeded my hopes and expectations. It actually has better intonation and pitch accuracy in all positions and tunings than any guitar I've ever owned or knowned. I first strung it up 2 days after gluing on the bridge, using D'Addario phosphor bronze light guage strings, then after a day or two, unstrung it and compensated the saddle. Played it for a couple of weeks just to let it sink in that it was done and that it sounded as good as I… Continue

Added by Mark Riess on October 25, 2009 at 8:40pm — 2 Comments

Gluing on the bridge

I french polished the body with shellac using the Milburn tutorial. Thanks! you guys.

Then, after buffing out with Meguiar's #7, I carefully positioned the bridge using Mottola's guidelines...(what a great website!). I taped the bridge down and scribed around it with a fine pointed tool. Scraped off the shellac and, using liquid hide glue, glued down the…

Added by Mark Riess on October 5, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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