|Project by Texasgaloot||posted 04-22-2008 05:13 AM||1588 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Those of you that are banjo aficionados (both of you!) may recognize that many of these components or raw materials came from Stew-Mac, arranged in such a manner as to make a rather unique old-timey sounding, bluegrass looking… banjo. I love bluegrass, and I already play guitar, mandolin, and bass, so I thought I might like to take up the banjo and sort of be my own bluegrass band. I forgot two things: 1. The banjo is nothing like the other instruments, and 2. You can’t play them all at once. Still a fun instrument to play once you get the basic rolls down, and given a room with any sort of resonance, you can go and watch a football game after playing for a little while, come back after the game, and the banjo music will still be ringing around in the room for your listening pleasure.
This one has some wild maple (I’m not sure if it’s the banjo that is that loud, or the flaming in the maple!) I’ve added a few unusual details such as the resonator binding and the walnut veneer on the heel. Still, very fun project to build, all with hand tools except for my electric drill. I would do it again!
-- There's no tool like an old tool...