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"I am surprised how banjoey the cigar box sounds.   Wow!  That Earl Scruggs played one of yours.  You sell yourself short on your musicianship.  You are a high level luthier and player.  The real deal.  This was…"
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At 12:36pm on October 25, 2020, Darryl Tuttle said…

That case build is amazing

At 9:07am on July 9, 2014, Marvin walker said…

Hi Richey

The original chair leg wood width was 2.5 inches. The bridge is a 1/2 inch banjo bridge with standard spacing. The scale length is 19.75 inches.  It does not have a truss rod.

Thanks!

Marvin 

At 2:55am on July 9, 2014, Richey Kay said…

Hi Marvin, I was admiring your banjo build and had a few questions:

How wide was the wood you used for the neck blank?

What string spacing did you use at the bridge?

What's the scale length (to my eye it looks shorter than a typical banjo)

Did you use a truss rod in the neck?

Cheers! 

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Cigar Box Banjo #9

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 3:45pm 0 Comments

Just finished CBB#9. The maple came from arms off a discarded recliner, and the walnut from a discarded awards wall plaque. The fretboard was made from ziricote from eBay.

 
 
 

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