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Here is my first banjo

Started by Marmelade. Last reply by Randy Tipton Feb 27, 2017. 1 Reply

The resonator is a "14" floor tom. As I am originaly a drummer...I did a mistake building this banjo, the neck hasn't got the correct angle so for the high notes, it is a bit hard to reach.If you…Continue

banjo goatskin?

Started by Fergus Morris. Last reply by Strumelia Sep 28, 2010. 7 Replies

I have been fortunate enough to acquire a massive African gourd/kalabash (14 inch diameter!), and am wanting to make a gourd tackhead banjo. If i understand correctly the stuff i want for the head is…Continue

woodhead banjo

Started by Michael J. Latoski. Last reply by Michael J. Latoski Feb 3, 2010. 8 Replies

any comments ? this thing was built from plans from the foxfire series book i think ? but i can't be sure.... label inside dates it to 1978 . flea market item ......... a little setup and it plays…Continue

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Comment by Randy S. Bretz on February 11, 2011 at 9:29am
Comment by Ted Crocker on October 31, 2010 at 9:26pm
Comment by Ted Crocker on October 31, 2010 at 9:24pm
Comment by Wade on October 20, 2010 at 10:35pm

My six string banjo. Bought it very inexpensively used - all it needed was a little bridge work.
Comment by Ted Crocker on October 5, 2010 at 9:44pm
Hey beStillroy, shouldn't that clock be set to 4:20?
Comment by Tres Seaver on October 5, 2010 at 9:40pm
I really can't say enough for the musical generosity of Patrick and Pat Costello, over at the Daily Frail. Their free instructional materials are great, their DVDs are super helpful, and the community they have built up following the blog is super supportive.
Comment by Tres Seaver on October 5, 2010 at 9:23pm
Thanks, Ted. I've been learning to play clawhammer on the banjo I built: those 19th century American hymn tunes and spirituals feel like a nice fit for it.
Comment by Ted Crocker on October 5, 2010 at 9:19pm
Tres Seaver posted a blog containing a link to a playlist of 11 of his banjo tunes, check it out at Frail Echoes: A Banjo Tribute
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on June 21, 2010 at 11:16am

Comment by Ted Crocker on May 23, 2010 at 4:21am

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