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Dec 2, 2023 - 10:31:16 PM
18 posts since 9/7/2021

Help, I want to make a Boucher neck for my tambourine pot but all the places that come up on chrome are so old that the websites are gone.

Thanks Jerry

Dec 3, 2023 - 1:37:24 AM
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Dec 3, 2023 - 3:40:33 AM

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hangoutstorage.com/banjohangou...82017.pdf


hangoutstorage.com/banjohangou...82017.pdf

hangoutstorage.com/banjohangou...82017.pdf

Did these .pdf docs show up for you?
I’m not a computer whiz.  

I simply searched the ‘hangout database (boucher plans) and eventually found these .pdf docs in a post by mutantmoose...  Go ahead and thank me, then go to the archives and read about it there.  The thread is from 08/26/2017 and looks like this:  

https://www.banjohangout.org/archive/333982

BUT what you should really do first, is go to Mr. Bob Smakula’s NEW website (new website, same great old-fashioned service) and check this out:

https://www.smakulafrettedinstruments.com/store/p403/2000_%28%3F%29_Boucher_copy_fretless_by_Bob_Flesher.html

You could buy it for a while, and just sell it when you’re done.  

Good Luck!  Sounds like an interesting project.

lowG

Edited by - lowG on 12/03/2023 03:56:07

Dec 3, 2023 - 5:50:23 AM
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Originally posted by lowG

 

BUT what you should really do first, is go to Mr. Bob Smakula’s NEW website (new website, same great old-fashioned service) and check this out:

https://www.smakulafrettedinstruments.com/store/p403/2000_%28%3F%29_Boucher_copy_fretless_by_Bob_Flesher.html

You could buy it for a while, and just sell it when you’re done.  

lowG


Sounds good to me!

 

Bob Smakula

smakulafrettedinstruments.com

Dec 3, 2023 - 6:07:41 AM

18 posts since 9/7/2021

Thanks a lot guys!

Dec 3, 2023 - 10:20:54 AM

18 posts since 9/7/2021

How thick were the Boucher neck? Also did they have finger boards?

Dec 3, 2023 - 11:00:25 AM

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Originally posted by papajerry

How thick were the Boucher neck? Also did they have finger boards?


Since you are making this for a tambourine nothing historical matters, just make the neck to kinda look like one and go on your way. 

A few people have done deep dives into "Boucher" banjos, Pete Ross being one of the currently active people.  George Wunderlich was the go to guy but he has been out of the game for some time now.

Boucher banjos, of extant examples, tend to be fairly poorly constructed.  Many were made of 1" stock furniture poplar (cheap cuts) with a layer glued on for the heel and painted to look like better wood with fake wood grain.  I believe they became popular with Civil War reenactors only because they look very different from modern banjos.  Many of the original were junky to start with. 

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