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Jun 12, 2024 - 2:55:20 PM

SBP

USA

4 posts since 6/12/2024

Anyone know where I could find a black arm rest that would fit a Gold Tone AC-Mini: Acoustic Composite Mini Banjo with 8-inch head? This is for a handicap child that cannot play a full-size banjo.

Jun 12, 2024 - 4:33:07 PM

270 posts since 12/7/2007

Zach Hoyt built an arm rest for a small banjo I have. It too has an 8” head. He only builds them out of wood, but they’re easily spray painted. (I painted (another) one black for a Gold Tone AC-Traveler I have.)

If you’re interested in them, he has an ad for them in the “Parts/Classified” section here. Good luck in your search!

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:29:01 PM

1696 posts since 1/9/2012

I bought the banjo (13" scale, 7" head) and made the armrest. The regular size banjo only has eight hooks. So, it needed a DIY armrest, too.


Jun 12, 2024 - 8:18:49 PM
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SBP

USA

4 posts since 6/12/2024

quote:
Originally posted by srrobertsiii

Zach Hoyt built an arm rest for a small banjo I have. It too has an 8” head. He only builds them out of wood, but they’re easily spray painted. (I painted (another) one black for a Gold Tone AC-Traveler I have.)

If you’re interested in them, he has an ad for them in the “Parts/Classified” section here. Good luck in your search!


Thanks, I will look into that.

Jun 12, 2024 - 8:19:19 PM

SBP

USA

4 posts since 6/12/2024

quote:
Originally posted by davidppp

I bought the banjo (13" scale, 7" head) and made the armrest. The regular size banjo only has eight hooks. So, it needed a DIY armrest, too.


Great job! ?? 

Jun 13, 2024 - 7:22:30 AM

Owen

Canada

15311 posts since 6/5/2011

I didn't like the looks of the metal arm rests that my modestly priced banjos came with  .... part of it was the embossing/engraving/?? but probably mostly due to the radius of the arm rest appearing to match the radius of the resonator rather than the radius of the pot.  So I corrected (?) the radius and covered them with a thin wood cover [could be attached with small screws, epoxy or 2-sided tape].  Mucho improved to my eye, but I expect most don't have the inclination/tools/stash of "supplies"/etc.  to "putter" to the extent I do/did.   YMMV.


 

Jun 13, 2024 - 7:43:46 AM
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DRL777

USA

329 posts since 12/12/2021

Ross Nickerson sells them for the 8" mini

Jun 14, 2024 - 4:47:27 PM
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2486 posts since 2/9/2007

Gold Tone makes 2 styles of armrest for 8" rim, though they're both chrome plated, and I'm not sure either would fit that hook spacing without some modification. Ask them. If you want black, it would be easy enough to cover a metal one with leather (using contact cement).

Edited by - Dan Gellert on 06/14/2024 16:47:56

Jun 15, 2024 - 12:10:48 PM
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SBP

USA

4 posts since 6/12/2024

Thanks for all the ideas.

Order has been made.

Edited by - SBP on 06/15/2024 12:11:07

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