Banjo Number One. Another view of my first banjo in process. Note the sections and joints making up the ring. Based on notes and drawings from Fox Fire Books . Foxfire continues to be a fresh, exciting experience for all of us because of the basic generosity and good will that run strong and deep within most people. This project was to build my own 5 string banjo on as low a budget as of the Fox Fire books and they have a wonderful section on making your own banjo.

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This is a custom made banjo inspired by the mountain banjos of Foxfire 3. It is basically a new banjo, made in November of I crafted this banjo out of locally babjo Ozark walnut and cherry woods.


It has steel strings, and it can handle them because it is fitted with a beefy titanium rod in the neck. It sounds nice with gut strings also.

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The hide is goatskin. The banjo is glued together and the neck and top ring screw on with aged brass hardware. It rings really nice. ALSO, this banjo has a 2-degree slant to the neck relative to the pot.

This allows for proper action and a higher bridge, banjp improving the tone. Most of these type of banjos do not incorporate that feature.

To complete the banjo, I set it up with planetary pegs. They are very functional and look great too. I will include a new foxfiee with this banjo.

Overall I hate to sell it because I love playing those lonesome old mountain tunes on it, but I have other banjos to build and just need to move on.


Neosho Missouri Condition of Banjo: Used – Mint Condition Type: Expired, Item viewed times. Dobson 1 George P.

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