I made this custom banjo head for a banjo player named Bob, a member of the Biggin Hillbillies Band, based in southern England, according to his specifications. The bands name in metallic silver with shadows and a Spitfire between the words and flying towards the fretboard, also precisely between his Stelling banjo bridge and tailpiece. In order to achieve this positioning without actually seeing his banjo, I worked on Photoshop with a real size (11" diameter) digital image of a Stelling banjo pot.
pawoodwkr Says: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @9:42:36 AM
Nice work, Mike! I wonder if they named themselves that from the one line in The Benny Hill Show. "So you're Iva Biggin from Mill Hill? No...I'm Iva Mill from Biggin Hill". Ha!
OleRed Says: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @3:21:25 PM
Thanks! Lol, turns out that there's a real place down there where they're at called "Biggin Hill"! When I got that design requested I looked Biggin Hill up. Because he ordered the Arizona flag, I assumed he was from Arizona, but turns out he just liked the way the Arizona flag looked on the eBay page! Pretty interesting feller, and famous down there, even my banjo head supplier, who is from down there too, knew about him.
pawoodwkr Says: Thursday, March 01, 2012 @9:41:17 AM
Thanks for the info. Biggin Hillbillies. I will look them up. BTW - finally got my Earl Scuggs Instructional CD. You can read about it on my home page if you want.
OleRed Says: Thursday, March 01, 2012 @10:15:14 AM
Yeah, they got a website, they're purdy good. Yeah, 'bout time you get yer book! I already read your post, good to see that you're excited about the book - you got a heck of a good teacher there!
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