Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Banjo #4

24 1/2" scale length walnut and cherry neck with rosewood fingerboard and peghead veneer. Finished with pure beeswax, heat impregnated into the wood.
Inlayed brass ring side position markers.
1/4" brass rod tone-ring, raised on brads over scalloped, 10ply thin maple rim.
African goatskin head.
Handmade tension hoop.
18 flat-hook tensioners with raw brass shoes.
Grover tuners.
Fielding tailpiece.

In this sound sample the skin head is slightly dampened with a cloth under the dowel-stick, behind the bridge.
I'm interested to try this rim out with a plastic head and compare tones. 

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