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    Where have all the old tenor necks gone?

    I have a 30's (?) Maybell 19 fret tenor with a poorly repaired headstock break.
    Does anyone know where I can obtain a replacement?
    (I would actually prefer a 17 fret if possible.)
    Can anyone recommend where I could have this done?

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    Eastern Ontario

    Re: Where have all the old tenor necks gone?

    Good question! Being a tenor player with a preference for vintage instruments, I've often thought of that too. I suggest getting in touch with Vinnie Mondello in Texas ( -- a tenor banjo restoration expert and someone who is extremely knowledgeable about these old instruments -- a great contact for TB parts, restorations or repairs. Highly recommended (NFI). He also has a few old necks for sale; also try Bob Smakula in Virginia ( These two sources should at least get you in the right direction. (If you're in Canada, also check out Carl Arcand at Second Life Banjos in Quebec.) Good hunting!

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