Minstrel Banjo

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maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, stained head, antique spruce bridge

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Comment by Paul Draper on June 15, 2013 at 10:22am
Absolutely beautiful Jay!
Comment by Moschella Banjos on June 15, 2013 at 10:55am

Thanks, Paul. Inlaying frets is always more of an adventure than it ought to be, especially when your brand new $20 burr breaks halfway through. Still, this one has perfecto intonation all the way up.

With this done, Draper steel string is finally the order of the day.

Comment by Strumelia on June 15, 2013 at 1:35pm

What a beauty!

Is this banjo for you, Paul?

Comment by Ian Bell on June 15, 2013 at 3:02pm
That's stunning!
Comment by Moschella Banjos on June 15, 2013 at 4:17pm

Thanks, guys. Next up: a steel-string, a tackhead, another banjo similar to this, and a hyper-accurate Stichter reproduction from a survey of the original I took a couple years back.

Comment by Paul Draper on June 15, 2013 at 6:41pm
Strumelia - I wish, but alas no. However Jay is making me a 12" pot steel string for my Old-Time pleasure. BTW it'll be nice to see you at AEBG. Sorry to miss Black Creek...
Comment by Strumelia on June 16, 2013 at 1:40pm

Well that sounds like it'll be a wonderful new banjo, Paul!

Yeah, you chickened out of Black Creek.  What's the matter, afraid of a little 40F torrential rain and hurricane winds??    Sissy!     lol

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