Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Double-head bottle gourd project.

Views: 103

Comment by Clayton Walter on October 29, 2011 at 5:14am
Oh my!!!  I played the Azerbaycani Tar for a number of years...this reminds me so much of that!  Beautiful.  Beautiful.  I have another new banjo that I want...dammit.  :)
Comment by Moschella Banjos on October 29, 2011 at 7:47am
its funny you mention that. this banjo was a custom project for a balkan musician, and was inclufenced by the look and feel of some of the lutes from that general area.
Comment by Moschella Banjos on October 29, 2011 at 7:48am
also, thanks!
Comment by Clayton Walter on October 30, 2011 at 4:21am

Here's the critter in question; the plectrum is a small sliver of metal embedded in a chunk of clay or wood.  Pretty neat!  I've been wanting a banjo like it, hahaha...I guess someone beat me to it.  Great banjo.  :)

Comment by Ian Bell on October 30, 2011 at 7:46am
That's pretty neat. What's holding the skin on? Just glue?
Comment by Clayton Walter on October 30, 2011 at 2:37pm
Yes...it's a very thin skin,  too.  I accidentally put the tip of the plectrum through the skin(the actual plectrum playing area is 1/4 inch long and 1/8 inch wide) by just barely touching it.

Comment

You need to be a member of Minstrel Banjo to add comments!

Join Minstrel Banjo

About

John Masciale created this Ning Network.

© 2019   Created by John Masciale.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service