"Hello everyone! I will be teaching several gourd banjo making workshops across the USA and Canada this summer. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Long branch, NJ, Portland, OR, Nashville, TN, Lexington, KY. You can check out the flyers for them at…"
Hi there! I have one more spot open for enrolment to attend my Long Branch, NJ gourd, tackhead banjo making workshop this June. The class runs from June 11-16, 2018. Drop me a note if interested. No wood working experience is required.Jeff Menzieswww.jeffreymenzies.comSee More
Hi Geoff - I've played a couple of your banjos and I'm a fan! I must confess I had a long, hard look at the tackhead in the 12th Fret before embarking on my own banjo-making project last year. (It helped - thanks)
Hi Jeff. I finally got around to drilling a sound hole in my gourd banjo, 2" hole saw like you recommended. The bass vibrations that pump in out of there are amazing, must be a lot of sound pressure because I can feel my shirt vibrating when I play the low string. Also I noticed you had included the build date. This one was nine years old on Sunday. From looking at your web page pics I think it might be #9. I replaced the walnut tailpiece with a thinner one from a piece of rosewood my brother gave me, the gut strings were actually cutting into the old one. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I've really enjoyed this banjo over the years. Regards, Dave
Can't seem to put my tack-head down. My 94 year old mother is with us for the summer and asked me last night if I ever played any of my other three banjos. My attachment to your banjo has definately progressed beyond "fond". Question: The tail piece is white, can you tell me what it's made of?
Many thanks for making this truely wonderful instrument!