Posted by fiddleflapper on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
What just happened!? I blinked and another year has passed. Good news is, I have a new banjo built and another one getting close to completion!
My shop has continually been taking shape and will do so for well into the summer. But, the great news is that I am at least able to use it now! Below are two pictures of the messy shop (been workin'!). I realized I had no updated pictures, so I snapped these for this post (no time to clean). I've been trying to work on my website to get it prepared for more banjos that I hope to build starting this fall. Because I am a beekeeper also, with hopes of commercial beekeeping, the summers are dedicated to managing the Apiary. But fall, winter, and spring are all devoted to banjo building.
As of this moment (March 14th, 2018) I have a banjo available for sale!
Banjo hangout Users are the one one's who helped me develop my company name back 3 years ago. Now, here is the result! The banjo that is finished, I have given a new model name. I hope to make this same model as a regular feature. I plan to also offer custom banjos as well (of course).
The Little Birdie model is an 11″ wood tone ring old time, open back, banjo with a 25 1/2″ scale length.
The name “Little Birdie” harkens to the Snowbird name and the trademark snowy “Owl” that Jeremy designed to have a feel of a Gryphon on the old Vega banjos. Little Birdie is also the name of a song with the words “Little birdie, little birdie, come and sing to me your song” and we just think that is a perfect portrayal of our banjos.
Our goal in giving the model name is to have one banjo configuration that is easily and quickly reproducible and can be economically priced so we can get these banjos to folks seeking a banjo who are just starting out or who just like the sound of the “woody” banjo.
I hope you will go to my website and view all the details about the configuration of this banjo. Let me know what you think...some feedback. Hopefully, my next post wont be a year from now...
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