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Sep 17, 2021 - 10:14:23 AM
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305 posts since 8/11/2007

Blue mahoe neck, purple heart tuners, bone nut/tailpiece, 18th-century heart pine bridge, natural goat hide, brass tacks. Made in Jamaica by Jeff Menzies, #456.


 

Edited by - Clifton Hicks on 09/17/2021 11:18:47

Sep 17, 2021 - 2:08:44 PM

355 posts since 6/26/2011

That's a real beauty. Never even heard of Blue Mahoe wood.
Cheers from Bill.

Sep 17, 2021 - 2:25:03 PM

126 posts since 9/27/2014

Looks great Clifton- I know you can make it talk

Sep 18, 2021 - 12:09:20 AM

486 posts since 10/18/2020

Blue Mahoe (Hibiscus Elatus) is the national tree of Jamaica not imported much to the US large enough pieces for a neck would be almost impossible to find here in the US but Jeff Menzies lives in Jamaica so it is probably readily available

another beautiful build by Jeff

Edited by - Don Smith1959 on 09/18/2021 00:15:09

Sep 18, 2021 - 4:40:41 AM
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Lobstertrican

Australia

38 posts since 4/6/2012

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Originally posted by Clifton Hicks

Blue mahoe neck, purple heart tuners, bone nut/tailpiece, 18th-century heart pine bridge, natural goat hide, brass tacks. Made in Jamaica by Jeff Menzies, #456.


Beautiful work by Jeff, once again!  I fell in love with one about 7 or 8 years back, and got it shipped all the way down here to Western Australia.   12" gourd, Jamaican guango hardwood, goat skin head. Lignum tailpiece and nut. Bone 5th string nut. Caribbean pine bridge. Aquila strings.  Love it still!  How about a sound sample Clifton?

Sep 19, 2021 - 12:46:09 PM
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486 posts since 10/18/2020

Lobstertrican would love to see photos of your banjo with guango wood also, I bet that neck is gorgeous.

there are so many exotic woods out there but a lot are not imported to the US so we never get to see them
my gourd banjo i used a piece of zebra wood for the neck

Sep 19, 2021 - 3:41:51 PM
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Lobstertrican

Australia

38 posts since 4/6/2012

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Originally posted by Don Smith1959

Lobstertrican would love to see photos of your banjo with guango wood also, I bet that neck is gorgeous.

there are so many exotic woods out there but a lot are not imported to the US so we never get to see them
my gourd banjo i used a piece of zebra wood for the neck

Here it is Don: 

 

Sep 19, 2021 - 6:25:16 PM
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486 posts since 10/18/2020

Lobstertrican that is beautiful especially the neck

your gourd banjo and the one Clifton Hicks posted up almost makes me want to place an order for one from Jeff Menzies

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