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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.

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