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making a banjo and who to bug to help me..

Posted by Gears_D_Husky on Monday, February 21, 2011

^^ heyya

i am making a 5 string pete seeger style longneck resonator banjo (with steampunk influences) i have a brass bedwarmer.. and a lamppost XDi have all the dimensions :s but i have nothing else.. and i was wondering who should i bug to help me make this.. or make for me.. Would a luthier in england know how to make a banjo? or should i consult a music shop? or..? And to make this even harder.. it has to be local :s my mom wont let me out of derbyshire >.>;;

can anyone please help? .3. almost 17  (will be 17 in march 16th) i have looked at AndyBanjo.. and thats far away (mom said :/) i am currently playing an el-cheapo that has cut me  about 4 times now and its missing tension hooks and the tuners need replacing and it might need new strings :s and its ugly D:

i really like the long-necks and i realllly love the vega camp style one >3> that purty one in black and brass look its a long neck but a openback :s  i needa know what the +'s and -'s of having an openback over a resonator :s

Clawhammer style is pretty difficult imo >.< and i need lessons to play the banjo to its full potential..

So to some it all up i need everything and.. also some banjo buddies to hangout with in derbyshire :P



5 comments on “making a banjo and who to bug to help me..”

Beckyboy Says:
Monday, May 2, 2011 @8:36:09 AM

Dave Stacey is your man for Banjo buliding in the U.K IMHO

you can see him on my friends list,send him a message i'm sure he will offer advice.you should also check his pictures of some he has made

Gears_D_Husky Says:
Monday, May 2, 2011 @8:37:55 AM

alright thanks ^^ will do :P <3

alfiedog Says:
Thursday, May 5, 2011 @8:36:36 AM

I know a good Banjo Builder, he is called Stuart Thompson, he Plays a Tenor Banjo, and Guitar. He resides in the Greater Manchester area.

VancePants Says:
Thursday, May 5, 2011 @12:42:35 PM

A BHO member named Medwin Bew (who has a furniture making background) began that process over a year ago... I own his 2nd effort and it is quite good... and he obviously recently went through that process... and he also resides in the U of K. Oh, and Dave Holland (aka Dave Telecaster), also a BHO member, just finished posting photos of his 1st build I think.... and yes, he resides "over there".

Good Luck.

Gears_D_Husky Says:
Monday, May 9, 2011 @5:41:44 AM

ooo ^^ will have a lookie, thanks guys :D

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