Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

354
Banjo Lovers Online


Ashborn/Martin Inspired Slothead

Posted by Stev187 on Monday, July 2, 2007

A guy can dream, can't he?  I've been thinking about having an A-Scale neck made for my Ramsey fretless.  I could swap back and forth, and if needed, build a new pot for the 2nd neck.  Check this out (click on the picture to see the full image in a new window).

 

This is a sketch I made of my idea for a slotted peghead inspired by an 1859 Ashborn design and a 1906 Martin O-28.  I really like it.  The 5th string would be really cool, too.

The idea would be to have an alternate 24" scale neck for my 2nd banjo.  When I get around to it, I could make a pot for it.  I've been talking with a fellow BHO-member named Roy about building it.  Big fun!

Waverly makes some super-cool tuners that would look great on this slothead.  They're $140 for a set of 6, even though we'd only be using 5.

Here's a snap of the 1859 Ashborn.

And a view of the Martin peghead.

And finally, the cool Waverly tuners that I could use.



Be the first to comment on “Ashborn/Martin Inspired Slothead”

You must sign into your myHangout account before you can post comments.



More posts from Stev187

Newest Posts

Click for Details 'Tab request.' 3 hrs

More >  

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.0625