The Cursed Banjo

This banjo was a long time in the making. The parts of this build started 30 years ago when the pot was made. It was supposed to be sold to someone who tried to pay for it with a cold fish sandwich. The banjo then moved to a different luthier who could not complete the build because of advanced age. It then moved onto another one who got sick and couldn’t complete the banjo. Hence the name The Cursed Banjo. It finally came to me and got the job done. I was really happy with how it turned out.

You can see a video tour and hear it HERE.

Pot: Maple
Neck: Curly Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Rim cap, peg head and heel cap: Black Palm
Inlays: Abalone
Tone ring: Tubaphone