Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Brian Glass's Blog – December 2011 Archive (1)

Building my banjo

Great news! I am but a few weeks from finishing my Sweeney replica banjo! This is my first attempt at a Minstrel Banjo build and it is going great so far. I have some locally harvested Black Walnut that I am using and love the look.  Still trying to figure out how to join the ends of my tension hoop. Hardware has been ordered from Pickard Banjos. A few more hand rubbed coats of finish on the pot and I will be ready for the head to be installed. I am convinced that I am forgetting something…

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Added by Brian Glass on December 5, 2011 at 8:43pm — 17 Comments

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