Some quite a few years ago, I asked Noah Cline to cut the neck out of a piece of mahogany I rescued from a distinguished sign that hung for decades above the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, until one day, that sign was unceremoniously discarded in favor of a more “modern” sign.
I took that hunk of wood home, milled it up into workable sizes, and put it aside. The milled wood sat on a shelf in my workshop for about 15 years before I decided to give the wood to Noah and have him build a banjo out of it.
Noah used all but one piece of the wood that I sent. The top and back rings that make up the head of this banjo were fashioned from three of the pieces I sent Noah, laminated together. The thick piece that I sent him is center strip of the neck. Noah added pieces that he had in his stock in the process of cobbling together the sides of the neck and the center ring in the head of this banjo.
Here's what the banjo sounds like when banged on:
Noah builds a fine mountain-style open-back five string banjo. His website - and his BHO presence – underscore his significance as a builder, and a player. He has a seriousness about the challenges involved in cutting and shaping wood just right. He produces his five-string banjos with both the commitment of a craftsman and the standards of a performance-level musician.
I’ll sell the banjo for $100.
Shipping fee is $50.
United States, Durham, NC, 27703
Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal
Returns not accepted.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Good Condition
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