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Aug 14, 2020 - 8:33:08 AM
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370 posts since 3/26/2015

I saw a similar concept on trumpet buttons. So I thought this would be fun to try on a banjo for a fun way to add customization and dress them up a bit. Probably not the first one doing it, but what the heck.

I plan to offer these as a custom option on new and existing banjos. I’ll have to put on my thinking cap for some other cool designs!

Aug 14, 2020 - 8:36:53 AM

106 posts since 2/3/2016

Very cool Chris. It’s definitely looks like it will add a little extra bling and customization to your banjos.

Aug 14, 2020 - 8:54:38 AM

242 posts since 3/6/2008

I have some with pearl inlaid from FQMS. made years ago. I like yours also.

Aug 14, 2020 - 9:47:02 AM

7776 posts since 1/7/2005

I love this kind of stuff. Fancy, but subtle. Turquoise buttons would be a cool Southwest variation.


Aug 14, 2020 - 10:03:37 AM
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370 posts since 3/26/2015

Turquoise! Great idea!!

Aug 14, 2020 - 10:29:12 AM
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3272 posts since 5/29/2011

I like it, Chris. They remind me of the abalone tops on the knobs of my Telecaster.

Aug 14, 2020 - 4:37:45 PM

123 posts since 3/12/2008

Very nice.I have hearts and flowers on my Gibson ESGD that I purchased years ago from FQMS.
Abalone would look nice on my top tension Stelling Red Fox if that can be done.

Aug 14, 2020 - 5:06:32 PM

370 posts since 3/26/2015

Chris, I’m sure we could do it. Sounds like a really nice combination!

Aug 14, 2020 - 6:16:38 PM

42 posts since 5/27/2008

jerseydevil, I made thumb screws and wall lugs for Stelling several years back. I inlayed abalone in some. You might check with Geoff and see if he still had any.

Not to cut out a Companion banjo sale

Edited by - notty pine on 08/14/2020 18:20:20

Aug 20, 2020 - 8:59:40 AM

67 posts since 6/30/2020

Maybe offer tastefully matching truss rod covers and tuner peg buttons. How about matching Chicago screws.


Aug 20, 2020 - 7:07:35 PM

11071 posts since 6/2/2008

Jewelry for your banjo!

Very cool.

Maybe rosewood and ebony to pick up the fretboard.

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