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Helix Midnight Zephyr #023 Black Walnut Longneck Made in USA

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Aug 10, 2018 - 9:25:54 AM
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Helix

USA

11583 posts since 8/30/2006

Here's a new one with a variation on the spoons, instead of clipping handle to fit, we just bent it up into another turbine. thanks for taking a look.  A wooden rez weighs one pound, spoons weigh 10 oz here. Fun, huh?

Hardware from Pisgah and the Heavener Posse.

Made in USA


Edited by - Helix on 08/10/2018 09:55:39

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:39:48 AM

867 posts since 1/26/2012

It's a beauty! Are the spoons gold plated?

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:28:23 PM
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Helix

USA

11583 posts since 8/30/2006

gold plated stainless.

Aug 12, 2018 - 7:46:22 PM

49852 posts since 12/14/2005
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DANG! You do good work!

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:30:49 PM
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Helix

USA

11583 posts since 8/30/2006

The neck is Maple with Purple Heart stripe, Ebony top cap. Luthier's Mercantile slotted fingerboard, Rosewood. The customer wanted less bling so 12mm stars in Abalone, 5mm side dots.

Even with the spoons, the weight is still only 8 pounds.

Aug 18, 2018 - 4:29:21 PM

2377 posts since 6/19/2008

Nice job.

Sep 16, 2018 - 6:22:53 AM
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Helix

USA

11583 posts since 8/30/2006

Thanks, these are really fun to do. I bought pre-slotted fingerboards from LMI. The owner is tall, the nut is 1-1/4" wide and guitar jumbo frets #148's. Fire on the Mountain, run, boys, run.

Sep 16, 2018 - 8:05:08 AM

1906 posts since 2/16/2017

That is a sharp looking banjo.

Sep 18, 2018 - 12:01:08 AM
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Helix

USA

11583 posts since 8/30/2006

Thank you for the kind words. I like the Black Walnut rim with a Maple neck, seems to balance real nice.

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:30:23 PM
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Helix

USA

11583 posts since 8/30/2006

One more bump, maybe somebody didn't see this.

Oct 16, 2018 - 4:26:55 PM

292 posts since 3/31/2013

Looks good, Helix.

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:08:31 PM

11230 posts since 6/29/2005

Helix,

I don't know if you are already a member, but there is a group on the hangout specifically dedicated to longnecks:

https://www.banjohangout.org/group/longneckbanjo

You should post this banjo and other longnecks you have made on this specialized site.

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:33:50 PM
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Helix

USA

11583 posts since 8/30/2006

I'm a member, I should post it where I want.

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