"Yes, I have made many rookie mistakes with this one, this was my first attempt, I drilled the dowel holes at opposing 45 degree angles to help join the teak pole. I have since switched to mounting dowel sticks in them. I plan on cutting them as one…"
"Nicholas, if you want to get as much of the minstrel sound as possible, then you should put on some Nylgut strings (Classical, not minstrel set for this instance). I am doing the same as you, I'm waiting for my 'real' minstrel…"
"It depends on the tune of course, but most of your playing in this tuning will be in the key of D major. If you play your fifth and third strings, those notes should sound like "home." Playing in the key of A major, or B or E…"
"The banjo is great but the coffin case is quite interesting too... very buildable with minimum of tools and common materials... Thanks for showing us. I have lots of banjos but very few cases.... May just build me a few."
wunderlich instrument #60 boucher made in 1997, bart rieter bacaphone, 1887 lyon and healy,2 frank proffitt copies, one with nylaguts, one with steel,cookie tin banjo with nylaguts, cigar box banjo with nylaguts