Hey Folks- I finally got the new website up for Beansprout Banjos. Right now I am just doing a mini five string and two sizes of banjo ukes. I will get back to open back banjos next year after my commitments to Mya-Moe ukuleles are done. www.thebeansprout.com
Looks great Aaron! I also live in the Pacific Northwest. That is interesting that you use pistachio for fretboards. I looked it up. It appears to be available in different colors sometimes. Are you able to source any of the darker reddish pistachio? It's pretty. Might make a nice rim too. I have a cocobolo rim that I love. Pistachio might sound pretty good too. I also have a flush fret from 1870 that has a solid one piece Brazilian rosewood neck. It sounds great! Can you get pistachio in blocks large enough for a neck? (Full scale). Best Wishes, Tom
Hey Tom- yes, I can get pistachio in many colors, including the red/pink. I can get neck size material, but likely as a five price lamination instead of three. I have done one rim with pistachio and three rims with just a pistachio tone ring.
Aaron, very exciting and beautiful instruments. I have benefited greatly from your uke videos on You Tube. In addition to being a genuine craftsman you are also awesome teacher and musician. I live in Missoula Mt and may have to make a drive one of these days to pick up one of your mini 5's. Best of luck! Rick