I have just received (yesterday) a new Menzies tack head banjo and couldn't be happier. It has a 14 inch hoop and is very loud. It has made me want to start making these things again. It is #192, you can view it on his web site.
I hve Tim's old Menzies and I LOVE it. It is a well built, great sounding instrument. I hope Jeff runs another Gourd Banjo buildibg workshop in New York this summer. I'm going to sign up and try actually building one myself. (With the master looking over my shoulder, of course!!)