Banjo #1: The Neck

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Blog entry by Brett posted 04-17-2012 05:00 AM 8122 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After building my gas can guitar, I thought that I would build a canjo, or “banjo out of a gas can”. Basically, the guitar with a 5th string. After doing some research, (web surfing), I ran across this plan for making a “real” banjo.

Here is my weekend progress on the neck of the banjo. It is made from three pieces of madrone laminated together with black walnut for the finger board, and quarter sawn sycamore for the peg head. I will use either ebony or a bone for the nut.

I don’t know anything about playing a banjo or building one, so this should be an adventure.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 07:56 PM

thats just to cool,how did your bother n law likh his can a git tar

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 10:14 PM

HEY COOL cant wait to here you play it :)
maybe you and your bother n law can start busking :)


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#3 posted 04-20-2012 04:20 AM

That is awesome. Loved the gas can guitar, this will be a great blog…

-- I never finish anyth

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