"This might be a good place to insert a message about selling my Bell Boucher, built by Terry (not a kit). It's a little over two years old and played very little. Comes with a like-new Alpine gig bag. Please pm me if…"
"Meade, I believe Chris is correct, the necks are maple and the rims are oak, so I would guess your Bell and mine sound alike. Enjoy your new instrument...they are fun to play tho the learning curve is steep at first."
"I am fairly sure he uses oak on the rims and uses maple for the necks.
I am currently building an oak neck and it's a heavy rock like object. Solid like rock. I don't use power tools and it has been a challenge. Hopefully it sounds nice…"
"Here is the one I bought from Picker's Supply in Fredericksburg, VA. I love the look of the maple. I don't know the banjo's story, but the guy at the store said it was from a collector's estate and it came with a 2004 purchase…"
"Just bought a used Bell Boucher today. I am new to minstrel but it sounds deep and loud, and well built too. Terry Bell is a fine craftsman. AI am going to enjoy leaning to play this elegant machine."
"I'm on my 5th or 6th Terry Bell banjo--can't remember which, and am waiting for the next one--a special model, this time all by Terry. I've done mostly build/finish myself and had one really great tack head and have a super gourd…"