Posted by rrode on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I just built a banjo. Well actually I have been building it for months -- but I just finished it. The pot is a block rim, maple with a maple burl veneer and rosewood cap. Brass tone ring. I purchased the neck on eBay from a Vietnamese supplier. The neck angle gave me some trouble, but persistence pays off. And I'm already planning the next project -- this time a fretless with a neck that I'll build. The walnut rim is already done and I have a nice piece of mahogany available for the neck. Let's see how many perfectly good pieces of wood will end up in the fireplace before a finished product emerges!
Photo gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodeworks/sets/72157633767838259/
And recording here: https://soundcloud.com/rodeworks/130528_0000-wav
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