In the Guitar Service Department at N Stuff Music, we don’t just work on guitars!
CG: had a lot of fun with this one. This tenor banjo, an old timer from the turn of the last century, came in for a complete restoration. Some of the peghead veneer had fallen off and the mother-of-pearl inlay had fallen out decades earlier. Here we are filling in the missing piece of veneer with black epoxy which will blend in well once its sanded flush.
After tracing the outline of the inlay, we transferred the image to a piece of mother of pearl which will be cut out using a fine-toothed jewelers saw. In this picture, the piece of mother-of-pearl has the outline of the inlay glued on and is sitting on the inlay-cutting base that I will use to support the piece while I cut it out.