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Banjo Players Unite!

Just a place for all things banjo, 5 String, Tenor, Plectrum...and of course DIY creations.

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Tambourine banjo. Skin bending pretty much.

Started by Sebastian Mueller. Last reply by Sebastian Mueller Sep 15. 1 Reply

Hello fellow banjo playersI just finished my first musical instrument. A banjo with a skateboard fretboard and a tambourine as a resonator. I have never build an instrument before. Nor can I play…Continue

Cigar Box Banjo, Cookie Tin Banjo, Canjo, Dulci-jo, Diddley Bow Banjo, Gas Canjo, Etc... Jo!

Started by Brian Revels. Last reply by Brian Revels Mar 3, 2017. 2 Replies

So... I have been building handmade musical instruments for about 2½ years, or so, now. I primarily build Cigar Box Guitars ( 2, 3, and 4 stringers), as well as some Diddley Bows (up to around 50+…Continue

not technicaly a banjo, but banjo-ish

Started by Iain T.S.. Last reply by turtlehead Aug 23, 2016. 1 Reply

hey,I have been making strinnged instruments with a round body, 1-3 strings and a fretless neck, one played with slide, one with slide or fingers and an (upright) bass thats "fretted" with fingers…Continue

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Laser cut bridges cbgitty

Started by egyptpunk Aug 4, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi everyone! I'm thinking about purchasing some of these laser cut bridges from C.B. Gitty, and was wondering if anyone has any feedback on them, particularly the maple ones if anyone has experience…Continue

Tags: cbgitty, products, cut, laser, banjo

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Comment by Jeffdoetsch on April 3, 2016 at 8:53pm

What is a good wood for a neck I've used maple,poplar,and oak.has any one used alder?

Comment by Spence's Rye on September 7, 2015 at 3:38pm

Greetings, fellow banjoists here at CB Nation!  Check my CBN page at:  http://www.cigarboxnation.com/profile/spencesrye

FREE DOWNLOADS of my banjo material at:  http://spencesrye.bandcamp.com

Comment by Matthew Borczon on September 25, 2014 at 12:13pm

https://jerusalemmules.bandcamp.com/album/the-jerusalem-mule-plays-...  here is a link to a free cd of cookie tin banjo stuff. Just put 0.00 in for price and enjoy

Comment by Brakkenor on September 5, 2014 at 5:02am
Solo project with didley bo and 3 string canjo done solely on IOS

http://brakkenor.bandcamp.com/track/granny-does-your-dog-bite
Comment by Tim LaFave on August 18, 2014 at 10:37pm

This is my first 5-string banjo; I did build a tenor banjo before. This was built as a commissioned work for a customer.

Comment by Battmann on August 9, 2014 at 11:40pm

1st banjo. 25inch scale. 9 inch cake pan. padron lids jointed together for the top.

Comment by Noam Berg on July 7, 2014 at 4:52pm

Here it is, my very fist homemade instrument! 5-string canjo with an olive-oil tin body and a fretless poplar neck. They're only gonna get better from here on in.

Comment by Jim Morris on April 16, 2014 at 9:18am

That's a little banjo using a recycled bottle for the head. More pics on my page.

Comment by Jim Morris on April 16, 2014 at 9:17am

Comment by Jim Morris on April 5, 2014 at 11:12pm

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/soda-bottle-banjo-head-2nd-most...

Finally got a vid made of the soda bottle banjo top.

 

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Tambourine banjo. Skin bending pretty much.

Started by Sebastian Mueller. Last reply by Sebastian Mueller Sep 15. 1 Reply

not technicaly a banjo, but banjo-ish

Started by Iain T.S.. Last reply by turtlehead Aug 23, 2016. 1 Reply

Laser cut bridges cbgitty

Started by egyptpunk Aug 4, 2016. 0 Replies

Large book with banjo plans

Started by Wade. Last reply by Jim Morris Mar 12, 2016. 4 Replies

Tin can banjo: Neck-thru options?

Started by Noam Berg. Last reply by Rand Moore Apr 4, 2014. 3 Replies

Building Round Sound Boxes for Banjos

Started by Rand Moore. Last reply by Rand Moore Nov 6, 2013. 5 Replies

Some specifically general questions

Started by Matt Quinney. Last reply by Rand Moore Oct 11, 2013. 33 Replies

4 string banjo strings

Started by Mr. Toad Oct 1, 2013. 0 Replies

4 string or 5 string banjo for blues?

Started by JIm Trussler. Last reply by Gerald Readore Aug 22, 2012. 1 Reply

5-String Banjo Discussion Area

Started by Rand Moore. Last reply by Ryan Rose Feb 4, 2012. 10 Replies

a free banjo album, sort of

Started by Matthew Borczon. Last reply by Matthew Borczon Jan 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Banjo Blues Tab

Started by Gary Davis. Last reply by Matthew Borczon Jan 12, 2012. 5 Replies

CB Banjuke Project

Started by John Hopper. Last reply by Rand Moore Dec 1, 2011. 1 Reply

Banjo Ukulele

Started by John Hopper. Last reply by Rand Moore Nov 27, 2011. 4 Replies

Need help identifying a banjo

Started by DonnieC. Last reply by Mark Bliss Sep 28, 2011. 1 Reply

General Questions

Started by Kyle. Last reply by Mark Bliss Sep 4, 2011. 3 Replies

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