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Banjo project #2 is complete, Well, ,,Almost

Posted by sam fugate on Sunday, March 11, 2012

After months of scouring the BHO classifieds, searching through pawn shops and eBay I have found 99 % of everything I needed to complete my  Gibson banjo project.  When i started all this I simply wanted to buy a few parts to put together a banjo that suited my needs, I wanted to build a banjo out of as many original Gibson parts as I could. And  most of you know that when Gibson parts become available there is stiff competition and they don't stay on the market long, I tried not to buy new parts but sometimes it has to be done.

Here is what my banjo is made from.

Mid 90's RB4 rim .

AFP Kulesh tone ring RB 12 reissue

Gibson Presto tail piece

Gibson Flange

Mid 90's Gibson tuners

Prucha tension hoop, hooks and nuts,

Wyatt Fawley Style 3 mahogany neck and resonator  that I bought used, I was using this neck on my other banjo t while waiting for Arthur Hatfield to get my new neck and resonator finished. This is a nice neck and really works well on this setup.

Steve Davis Cue Stick bridge

GHS JD Crow strings.

I have to say that this banjo sounds REALLY GOOD !  Bright on the highs, and a Great low end growl.

All I need now is the nickel resonator hardware, My search is on,

 Maybe I'll start another project ! But for right now, I think i'll go play my  RB 4/12/XX LOL!!

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