a while back I bought this short scale Burswood neck; not sure what it came off of, but it had a 20 inch scale, 19 frets and everything needed to simply bolt it on to something. I didn't want to build a junior guitar, so I look around at what instruments can have a 20 inch scale and I came across the Tenor Banjo and the Ukulele Bass; same scale length just different stringing, thought Banjo would be better though.
So I spent a couple hours out in the sun and got this thing built, big deep tin so it would be resonant, a single piezo and volume pot, a length of 2x1 to mount the neck and bridge on and a top loading strat bridge. visually it all came out looking very nice, then I run into a problem.
I had bought a set of strings for it, but neglected to check if they were ball or loop ended and ened up with loop ended. I don't know if anyone has tried putting loop ends on a strat top loader, but in short it doesn't work, so gonna have to wait on the new string to arrive, until then, what you think.
great looking build!!
Thank you Matthew
UPDATE PEOPLE: I have restrung the Banjo with the proper strings and rewired it ever so slightly, a lead wire came lose and the piezo went quiet. End result this thing is looking and sounding great, not massively Banjo like in terms of tone, might be the Strat Hardtail bridge or the fact that the body is a tin, but the sound is something else.