Banjo #66 completed

I put 5 coats of Tru Oil finish on the banjo on Sunday and put it together today.

P2210004.jpg

It has a curly walnut peghead overlay and the fretboard is streaky ebony.  It’s a bit hard to see the streaks in the pictures.  I like scoops better now that I have the power fretting saw set up so I don’t have those annoying little bits of fret slot showing on the partial frets.

P2210005.jpgOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The bottom of the tone ring is visible under the flesh hoop of the head.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I recently went to using screws to fasten the brass plates rather than double sided tape, but the screws are so short that I have a hard time holding onto them to get them started.

P2210008.jpg

Now that the finishing is done the bookmatched resonator back is more apparent.

P2210011.jpg

P2210009.jpg

P2210010.jpg

The armrest is of the type pioneered by Jason Romero, though not as nice as his, I am sure.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I made a quick video demonstration of this banjo after I got it set up tonight.  I moved my right hand up and down a bit to try to show some of the range of sounds that this banjo can make.  I hope that perhaps someone will come by before the drawing who can really play and will let me make a video of them playing this banjo, but we don’t get a lot of visitors this time of year.

One thought on “Banjo #66 completed

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s