#7 - left-handed fretless mountain banjo
This banjo was built between June and August 2021 at home in Herne Hill.
The neck and middle ring are cherry, the front and back plates of the body are beech, and the headstock veneer is also beech. I love the dark grain covering half of the back plate.
The nuts are bone and the skin is calfskin vellum, with an internal tension hoop made of PVC.
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 cherry– from the same piece as the neck.
This banjo was built to commission.