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What a scoop!

Posted by Copo on Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I've been strummin on my lefty openback banjo now since just before christmas. It's a scoop neck, made by Scott Phillips of the Morgantown Rounders. Have to say, playin with the scoop neck is just fantastic. The sound just works better on the ear.
My main trouble nowadays is double thumbing on the middle strings (gDGBD). It's quite tricky and can be frustrating at times, but i guess i'l just have to persevere - after all, that's how i got through the the drop thumbing in the first place.
Oh, and im in the process of getting tips on how to build a banjo neck (lefty, of course) from scratch. No fancy machines or anythinng, just carve it. Any woodwork experts care to give me some tips, then fire away.

1 comment on “What a scoop!”

dubtom Says:
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @4:10:45 AM

Well on the woodworking side I can cut the neck for you on the bandsaw,if it saves you sometime on the carving. I have the plans for a right hand one,shouldn't be too much of a push to go lefty.

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