Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Banjo Boys...

Finished with the 3rd of my banjo restoration projects just in time for a jam session with Morgan and Miguel. Right to left Miguel holds the late 20s-early 30s Ludwig Kingston. In the middle I am playing the B&D 1925 super banjo. Morgan holds the latest project what seems to be a no name kit banjo.

The no name job actually took a bit of work. While taking the strings off, the fret board was noted to be loose. Further monkeying around and it came completely off. Then the nut came off. Just a little more monkeying the fretboard broke about the 10th fret at a place where there seemed to have been some previous repair. Fortunately a little Elmer's glue and some rubber bands to hold things in place yielded us a serviceable instrument several hours later.

Future plans for this group include a joint venture with Pop, a banjo choir I believe these things are called, Grupo Del Banjo in some cultures.
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