|Project by dan mosheim||posted 01-03-2011 04:21 AM||2667 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
Happy New Year Everyone !!!
Will has just completed his third banjo from scratch .. It’s for a little kid; a present from his grandmother because she knows he likes to watch Will play the banjo at the local farmer’s market …. Treat ‘em right, I say. Get a musical instrument in a kid’s hands and it could change their life …. The second photo and the last one show the difference in size between a regular old time or bluegrass banjo (11” pot) and the mini he just completed (8” pot) .... The head for the mini is a standard size for something called a banjolele, as it sounds, a cross between a banjo and a ukelele … Shortening the scale and fretboard was one challenge. Figuring out the neck to pot angle and getting those tuners in that little peghead were others … It all works though. Will says it is easy to play and I think it’s about the happiest sounding instrument I’ve heard … Here’s a link to a 50 second youtube concert and here’s one to my recent blog post with more and bigger photos...