Is there a luthier willing to private message me?
I picked up an old Rolando banjo uke from the 20's for $35. There are splits in the pot (alternating bands of different colored wood glued together)....looking at other pics online, this seems common with this one. Its been looked at by a guitar shop (the sellers took it in) and the luthiers said it could be repaired but it would cost more than the instrument is worth. I just literally want to throw on some new vellum, strings and tuners and get it to make some noise again...which is also what one of the luthiers said he would do too, if it were his. Im not looking to professionally refurbish it and I tend to be a DIY'er so Im hoping for a few options on what I can do with the cracks. I figured for $35, it was worth taking a chance on. The original owners name is scratched into the wood "GRACE NEELY '20". Pretty cool I thought.
Thanks in advance,
SOPRANINO: Caramel 17" Zebrawood
SOPRANO: Ohana SK-35 (all-solid mahogany), Outdoor Ukulele (bottle brown polycarbonate)
CONCERT: Gretsch G9110-SK (all-solid koa)
BANJO UKES: Deering Goodtime Banjo Ukulele, Magic Fluke Firefly, 1920 Rolando