This is the first instrument I ever built. I wanted to make a gourd banjo but lacking a gourd i built this banjo from a one-gallon lacquer thinner can. I call it my fretless, electric, lacquer thinner can, rat rod banjo, but not necessarily in that order. I hope you enjoy the video!

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Comment by Mike Bingham on September 8, 2013 at 4:41am

Thanks Slowpaw! Yep - just gotta dust ourselves off and keep going. There's no other way to learn to play live besides playing live.

Comment by Mike Bingham on September 8, 2013 at 4:39am

Thanks Ted!

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on September 6, 2013 at 1:48pm

amazing sound! don't fret about messing up on stage....we've all been there...onward and upward!  (-;

Comment by Mike Bingham on September 5, 2013 at 11:50pm

Thanks Keith!

Comment by Mike Bingham on September 5, 2013 at 11:49pm

Thanks Wes! Good to hear from you!

Comment by Keith Rearick on September 5, 2013 at 6:05pm

It sounds good, and your picking is really good. Listened to it twice in a row.

Comment by Mike Bingham on September 5, 2013 at 1:29am

Thanks Steve!

Comment by Mike Bingham on September 5, 2013 at 1:29am

Low Budget Luthier - Thank you Sir!

Comment by Steve Mattox on September 5, 2013 at 12:11am

GOOD STUFF.............

Comment by Low Budget Luthier on September 4, 2013 at 9:13pm

very very very nice

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