#5 - fretless mountain banjo
This banjo was built between late January and early March 2021 at home in Herne Hill, using simple hand tools.
The neck and middle ring are walnut, while the front and back plates of the body are tulipwood, and the headstock veneer is sycamore.
The nuts are bone and the skin is calfskin vellum, with an internal tension hoop made from a length of PVC pipe.
The strings are nylgut (Aquila ‘Classic’ 6B) and the tuning pegs are Leader planetary tuners. The bridge is maple and ebony, and the tailpiece is walnut – from the same piece as the neck.
If you're interested in buying this banjo, please get in touch here. It is also listed on Etsy here.
I'm happy to arrange collection in person (covid safe, in our garden), or to courier - the shipping price and processing time will include sourcing appropriate materials to get it to you safely.