I recently had the wonderful opportunity to repair a 1930's era Vegaphone for a gentleman from South Carolina. The banjo needed a neck reset as the action was way too high. The owner plays Scruggs 3-finger style banjo and wanted a fairly low action. After removing the dowel stick, I plugged the existing hole with a hardwood dowel, re-drilled a new hole at the proper angle, rested the dowel and reworked the heel angle. After getting it all back together it set-up perfectly with a 5/8" bridge and is probably one of the sweetest sounding banjos that I have ever had the pleasure to play.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take any pictures of the banjo prior to completing my work, but I did manage to take a few shots with my phone before the owner picked it up.
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