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Banjo

Sep 27, 2012 • 2:49 pm • 2 comments

I've gotten distracted from children's books lately, and been wandering around doing all the things in life I always wanted to do. Somewhere on the list was the banjo, so I started building one last summer, then started taking an old-time banjo class at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley last Fall. This summer I spent lots of time working on the banjo, trying to figure it all out from a book called Banjo Craft, and from those ever-so helpful videos on YouTube. It's about 85% done, and now I'm starting to do a bit of inlay for the headstock and fretboard, then I'll put on some kind of finish and put it all together and hope that the thing plays at least halfway decently.

 

 

 

2 comments

 

Nice, Thacher. Is the neck made of walnut?

By Matt Talbot on Oct 26, 2012 • 11:38 am

 

T,
I never knew you to be “handy”. Glad you are stretching your wings still at the advanced age we find ourselves.
Z

By John Weyand on Jan 2, 2013 • 4:57 pm

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