UPCYCLE: The are of using old, used or cast off parts to create something for a completely different look and use.
The banjo is all set up and ready to play. It has a good old time sound. The banjo plays easy and notes true up and down the neck. You can listen to me playing this banjo in the clawhammer style by clicking on the link below:
Here is a list of the parts used:
Rim: 10" and crafted from a bowl purchased at Goodwill with the bottom cut out.
Neck: Wood recycled from an old futon and from a kitchen remodel.
Tension hoop: Taken from a metal planter bowl and also purchased at Goodwill.
Tone ring: 1/4" round steel rod from same source as tension hoop.
Peg Head tuners: 4 friction tuners removed from an old 1930's tenor banjo
Tail piece: From same source as the tuners.
Every thing else including fret board, geared 5th tuner, skin head, hooks, nuts, hex lugs, bridge, strings and neck attachment hardware.
The banjo weighs in a 4 lbs. String action is 3 mm above the 12th fret. There is no case but the banjo will be packed carefully and shipping insured via USPS Retail Ground.