Monday, April 25, 2016

Left Hand Banjo (IW# 85)

A friend out in Colorado asked if I'd make him a banjo, and sent me these really nice bottle caps from the Left Hand Brewing Company.  I do love a good bottle cap, and these were those.  He is one of the best furniture makers htat I know, so I took out a piece of (slightly) flamed maple I had been hoarding for the neck, and used one of my best pie tins.  "Mrs. Robinson's" pies must have been quite thing in their day: you had to pay a deposit on the tin.

I do love these bluesmaster banjos.  They are fun to play, and nothing else sounds quite like them.  Here is this one: