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My latest project
It's not a gun but it was fun to build. When my sister moved to a small town in western Pa. she complained about all the hicks in this town. I was reading one book in a series of Appalachian fork lore (Fox Fire) when I found a chapter on banjos and dulcimers. Low and behold there was a "John Hicks Appalachian fretless banjo". I had to make one, actually two. I fabricated the neck about ten years ago. Well I decided it was time to complete the project. Its all oak with a goat skin face. My brother plays guitar and banjo so the the second goes to him. This was a fun and frustrating project the turned out well. I wish I could take better pictures.
I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter
Looks like some intensive lamination and glueing there.
I can't wait till my brother learns to play this banjo.
How well does that work for sound/duration of buzz/ whatever you call it? Seems that not having a fret to anchor the string against and making that anchor a soft finger would really deaden things.
Cool project regardless. Not sure why Keith Richards' opening bars of Street Fightin' Man popped into my head (in banjo) on seeing it, but there it is. . .
"Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
Fun stuff to read about - hadn't thought about them in a long time but every once in while something that I had read pops up in my mind
The banjo turned out looking great