Fretless Kentucky Octagon Banjo

Also a video course

Project Details

I have always been impressed with people groups and individuals who make so much with so little. Historically the people of Eastern Kentucky made these instruments with the most basic of tools so I thought I would do the same. This banjo is made with five tools: a handsaw, a coping saw, a file, a $4 reamer, and a hand drill. I filmed the making of this banjo as a video course. If you would like to see the trailer please visit the "video courses" tab in the menu above.