BANJO BUILD-OFF Fret-less Gourd Banjo - Mole in the Ground.

BANJO BUILD-OFF I built this banjo and recorded this video back in the spring, so please disregard if not allowed for the contest. Build photos are included at the end of the video. Goatskin head. One piece walnut neck with stacked heel/dowel. The gourd is of unknown age, yard sale find. I turned the pegs, built the bridge and tailpiece. Cow leg bone nut and bridge-cap. Fishing line strings. The head is pinned with Walmart furniture tacks and Tight-Bond glue. At the end of the video you can see the back of the banjo, there is a circle of lighter wood. This is a piece of the inner strip of a Padron cigar box. covers up a screw.

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Comment by Poorness Studios on October 15, 2020 at 1:25pm

Dang brother... you make that gourd sing!

Comment by JD on October 14, 2020 at 3:46pm

Nice banjo,nice playing,nice singing. Fishing line strings; wow.

Comment by Dave Lynas on October 14, 2020 at 9:25am

Wow ! Great banjo and play. Nice claw hammer ! Hope you win.

Comment by Uncle John on October 14, 2020 at 7:09am

Wow!  Nice play, vocals and the gourd banjo sound quite good.   

Comment by Steve Holladay on October 14, 2020 at 4:03am


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