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May 26, 2022 - 11:46:35 AM
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Except for one Slingerland banjo that I pieced together from old parts, this is the first tenor banjo I have built. All my other builds have been five strings. I got the strings on it today and it has a few buzzes. I am going to let it sit and settle through the weekend before I try to do anything else to it. It has a few flaws like the spot where the heel joins the neck but I built it just to see if I could. I may try to correct that heel cut later on. The neck is mahogany, the peghead overlay is Madagascar ebony, and the back of the peghead is black stained pear wood. The heel cap is Bolivian rosewood with an abalone diamond inlay.The resonator is African mahogany. Here are some pictures of it. 










 

Edited by - Culloden on 05/26/2022 12:00:40

May 26, 2022 - 12:10:33 PM
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Good job, Mark.

Robert

May 26, 2022 - 9:05:07 PM

4409 posts since 5/29/2011

Thanks.

May 28, 2022 - 10:43:52 AM

418 posts since 6/26/2011

Mark, that is a beautiful finish on the wood. Is it lacquered?
Cheers from Bill.

May 28, 2022 - 11:01:01 AM

4409 posts since 5/29/2011

Thanks, Bill.

Yes, it is finished with Rust-oleum lacquer from Home Depot.

Edited by - Culloden on 05/28/2022 11:01:47

May 28, 2022 - 12:01:42 PM
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14604 posts since 6/29/2005

Very nice!

May 28, 2022 - 12:02:28 PM

4409 posts since 5/29/2011

Thanks, Ken.

May 29, 2022 - 4:35:58 AM

418 posts since 6/26/2011

One further question if I may Mark? Was the finish applied with an aerosol or a compressor driven paint gun, if that's the correct term?
Cheers from Bill.

May 29, 2022 - 9:06:20 AM

4409 posts since 5/29/2011

Aerosol can. I don't own a spray gun, yet. It would be nice to have a spray gun and air compressor but, since I do my finish work on the patio, space is limited.

Edited by - Culloden on 05/29/2022 09:10:50

May 29, 2022 - 9:29:33 AM
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418 posts since 6/26/2011

Wow, that's even more impressive, getting that quality with a can! Very inspiring Mark, thanks for posting.
Cheers from Bill.

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