December banjos and an archtop guitar

December started with a stock banjo, #235, which is shown on the Banjos page. Next came #236, a custom walnut 11″ banjo with a Dobson tone ring. This banjo also has some precut inlays which the customer sent for me to install.

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#237 was a walnut fretless A scale banjo with a zebrawood fingerboard.

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Banjos 238-240 and wood topped banjo #3 were also completed in December. They are all stock instruments and are shown on the Banjos page. My last project which I began at the end of December and completed in early January was my third archtop guitar. It is shown on the Guitars page. I have come to like the archtop guitars best of the kinds of guitars I have made so far, so I try to restock as soon as I can after one is sold. I hope that starting next fall I will be able to be in the shop full time, and make a selection guitars and fiddles to have in stock as well as banjos. Winter arrived here yesterday when we got over a foot of snow and sub-zero lows. Once spring comes I will get back to work on the house in preparation for moving.

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