Friday, December 30, 2011

the 'vermont' banjo

#007 out the door today, and what a beauty! a local client commissioned this 'vermont' themed banjo from will at seeders instruments a while back ... all vermont woods and inlays; local cherry from bob crosby at battenkill tone woods in arlington, vermont, walnut from my dcf stock, cut in rupert, hop hornbeam for the fretboard from a friend who was cutting some firewood and liked the look of the log and dropped it at our shop for will to dry and use ... it's all good ... click the pictures to enlarge them ...
the seeders instruments nameplate ...
the whole deal
side view
will set up a new photography thing by hanging the banjo from the ceiling on monofilament fishing line in front of some pool table felt we had on hand. we're wrestling with a new camera so some of the photos seem a little dark, but the details are crispy when you blow them up ...
back view with another map on the heel ..
peg head with a little knot figure in the walnut
nice tuners from stew mac ..
and the 'boat heel' detail on the neck ... very cool ... i had never seen that shaped detail before.
and there is a short video, both claw hammer and picking style on will's website and there are a few 'in process' photos below ...
other banjo posts here ... and will's banjo 'plays nice' with some of our other vermont stuff ... might be time for me to do something vermonty ... hmmm .
the boys are proud to be vermonters .. sam has sold about 150 of his 'vermont belt buckles' now ... great wedding and birthday presents.
and trevor made this coffee table for himself a few years back

2 comments:

Jeff Branch said...

Awesome banjo. I have been sharing these kinds of posts with my brother who is a musician. Very nice

faseeh ilyas said...

its wow.........
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