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Apr 4, 2024 - 9:09:06 AM
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2406 posts since 8/21/2007

Are there any other south paws out there in banjo land or am I the only one who has had to make all their own necks?


Apr 4, 2024 - 1:02:35 PM

4228 posts since 7/12/2006

Now theres no excuse for a southpaw to have to learn righty. LOL

I like that green one

Are my eyes deceiving me or are some of  the heels out of line with the headstocks????

Edited by - stanleytone on 04/04/2024 13:07:11

Apr 4, 2024 - 3:16:28 PM
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2406 posts since 8/21/2007

Gary:
I think what you’re seeing is probably photographic distortion.

Apr 5, 2024 - 6:01:54 AM
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805 posts since 7/10/2012

I am not a lefty, but I consort with lefties and have made lefty banjo necks on a few occasions. For my production level, which basically involves making a few banjos a year and tossing them out into the wild hoping someone trips over them and a few custom orders from word of mouth, including a unsolicited lefty in a batch can be risky. That said, I strongly support both sides of the banjo playing community, left and right, and consider making the occasional lefty, just for the heck of it, my way of expressing allyship across the aisle. Go left, I say, go left!

Apr 5, 2024 - 7:20:55 AM

4228 posts since 7/12/2006

It seems to me that a guy makinging a lefty neck may subconsciously pay more attention to detail since its rather rare for him to make a lefty neck.
I remember getting a lefty Martin and took it to a guy at a music store to put a strap button on the heel of neck. I told him emphatically to put it on the correct side for a left hander. I watched as he started to put it on the wrong side. I made him jump when i shouted for him to stop. Lol

Apr 5, 2024 - 8:04:21 AM

805 posts since 7/10/2012

quote:
Originally posted by stanleytone

It seems to me that a guy makinging a lefty neck may subconsciously pay more attention to detail since its rather rare for him to make a lefty neck.
I remember getting a lefty Martin and took it to a guy at a music store to put a strap button on the heel of neck. I told him emphatically to put it on the correct side for a left hander. I watched as he started to put it on the wrong side. I made him jump when i shouted for him to stop. Lol


I find this to be 100% true.  Making a lefty neck is a process of measuring, setting up the fixture, clamping the neck in, getting that tingly feeling something is awry, unclamping the neck, shifting for left handed approach, reclamping, repeat.  Also, when is the world going to see fit to produce a proper left handed 5th string tuner with the cam on the right side.  Or the left side.  You know what I mean.

Apr 5, 2024 - 8:16:50 AM
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2406 posts since 8/21/2007

Gary:
I have that same orientation problem when I’m working on a right-handed neck.
It’s not a natural act for me.
I’d rather stick a pencil in my eye than build a right-handed neck!

Apr 5, 2024 - 8:36:09 AM

Owen

Canada

15062 posts since 6/5/2011

David: "Go left, I say, go left!"

I guess it's a bit of a tangent, but this was on one of the northern reserves where I worked ... the tank was just across the ditch, directly in line with the road.    [Fwiw, the road didn't turn right.... apparently sometimes the sense of humor of some of the FN people matches mine.]  


Apr 18, 2024 - 1:56:16 PM

Brodoh

USA

31 posts since 2/25/2017

Lefty here!

Apr 18, 2024 - 3:48:58 PM

Brett

USA

2634 posts since 11/29/2005

dick, apologies for straying, but those are lovely. Do you hear any sound difference in the shorter peghead necks? Love the green and the pinkish colored one that I guess is walnut. Very interesting peghead idea on the shorter one. Do necks made like that weigh the same?

Apr 20, 2024 - 4:54:09 AM

703 posts since 12/27/2012

Dick
If you stick a pencil in your eye , you’d be a One Eyed Lefty !!
Just sayin . Keep up the good work
Thanks

Apr 20, 2024 - 5:19:32 AM

62089 posts since 12/14/2005

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