I thought it would be an interesting experiment to make a Gourd style banjo with a ceramic bottom rather than a gourd. The neck of this banjo is made from Kentucky Osage Orange with the pegs made of local cherry. I put two different color side dots that act as fret marker guides. White ones for where regular side dots would mark and then tan ones that will eventually fade into the color that the osage neck will become over time. So eventually you will only see the white with a hint of the tan marks.

Body: Stoneware
Peg head inlay: hard maple and stained birds eye maple
Neck:  Osage orange
Pegs: Cherry
Bridge and nut: Bloodwood
Goat skin head