Dowel Stick Hardware

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For old-time "dowel-stick" neck-to-rim attachment.

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Dowel Stick Hardware Neck brace

Neck brace

Item # 3686
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$33.48

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Dowel Stick Hardware Ferrule

Ferrule

Item # 3687
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$6.78

3 or more $6.03
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Dowel Stick Hardware Endbolt

Endbolt

Item # 3690
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$5.10

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For old-time "dowel-stick" neck-to-rim attachment.

Three-piece neck brace tightens the neck to the rim, and fits dowel sticks up to 13/16" (20.64mm) square. Ferrule fits over the end of the dowel stick. Endbolt fastens the dowel stick to the rim, and holds the tailpiece. All hardware is nickel-plated.


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Banjo mania!

By Kenneth from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Very similar to vintage Vega hardware! Nicely done!

Nice parts, secure neck brace for banjo

By Lynas from Duluth, MN
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 16, 2011


I've a few banjo projects in the works and one required making a new dowel stick for a banjo neck. I turned the dowel end on a maple 1 x 1 and glued it into the neck drilled dowel hole. Your hardware finished the job and made a nice tight neck on my banjolin. I could have used some instructions on the neck brace, but I managed. Thanks... Dave

Sticking to Tradition

By Mark Harper from Lexington KY
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 14, 2011


I recently built my first banjo using a dowel stick instead of coordinator rods. The hardware is extremely important to make all the parts fit properly. The only problem I had was that I wrung off the screw of the endbolt during installation and had the rim stick permanently attached with no way to adjust string height. Fortunately, I was able to use a T-bracket to fasten the tailpiece since the banjo has a resonator.



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