Recent custom banjos

I haven’t been posting any new banjos on the Banjos page lately, but it’s not that I haven’t been making banjos, they’ve just all been custom ones built to order lately.  #60 was a full fretted version of #59 with a Kershner tailpiece.

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#61 was my first plectrum banjo, also from walnut and a 12″

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#62 is an ash 12″ made with all local woods from here on the farm.  It went up to TAUNY (tauny.org) in Canton along with my first chicken head fiddle to be part of an exhibit on local instruments, and will be back in late fall.  I didn’t think to take pictures before I sent it off.

#63 is like #60, but with a 29″ scale length so it can be tuned down to E.  Like a longneck, but with the 5th string still at the 5th fret like a regular banjo.

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#64 through #68 will all be done by the end of this month, if all goes according to plan.

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