4/11/2014

Workshop: Double Bolt Tiple


I wrote a few posts back about this 30s Regal tiple's neck joint being a bit wonky after (and, for that matter, before) old repairs and here's my "two bolt" solution.

In addition to these bolts the flat of the heel will also be glued to the sides (after I prep them, of course) for further rigidity. This is, in many ways, similar to the modern Martin-style tenon joints save that mine will (hopefully) be more reliable over time as there's two decent-sized bolts taking the load and keeping neck alignment rigid. This same mounting is also used in pretty much all Gibson banjos since the 20s.

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