“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

[resonators = backs] This one is pretty cool, and it’s going to become cooler once it’s finally put on a banjo. Next time I head to my in-laws, dad and I are going to build a Banjo from different parts. This excites me to no end. Building a banjo? Yes please!

Who will win? The tiger or the hawk?
Who will win? The tiger or the hawk?
Advertisement

Granted, not from scratch but we’ll be combining the neck, resonator, the pot, the tailpiece, the machine heads; pretty much mostly everything. The neck hasn’t come yet but it has inlays of a vine along the fret board, and naturally it’s a 5 string neck. And the machine heads (the tuners) will be ebony black. The pot (seen below) is a mastertone style. I played my dad-in-law’s custom built one and it has a nice timbre to it.

The pot. The tone ring (inside) is 6 lbs! That’s pretty heavy imo.
The pot. The tone ring (inside) is 6 lbs! That’s pretty heavy imo.
Advertisement

I think this will be a frustrating yet fun build. I’ve also seen bass guitar kits (I play that too) for sale, which also interests me. Lately I’ve been thinking it would be cool to get a electric bass kit and have my two kids paint it, and put there hand prints on it; seal it up, and then use it for performing. I mean, it’s electric, just can always swap out the electrics if the ones it came with are poor quality, right?

Share This Story

Get our newsletter