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Frank Proffitt style fretless banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerald Smith Jun 19. 7 Replies

I made this one out of white ash and maple. I made the pegs from pear wood. I made the fingerboard from a motorcycle crate. I made the bone nuts from a beef bone I got from a Safeway store. I made…Continue

 

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Frank Proffitt style banjo

"I marked 1.5 inches high all around the can with a fine tipped sharpie. I used a dremel with a cut off wheel to cut the can. It can be done with a fine tooth hacksaw but you have to support the can on the inside. Clamp a 2 x 4 off the bench and hang…"
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"How did you cut the Coffee tin for the tone ring?  I've been wanting to build one of these and that's the part I can't figure out"
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"Thanks for that tip Southern."
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"Now I forgot what I was going to say….. Anyway here’s a link to how the banjo sounds: https://youtu.be/KSpGgkkOyJ0"
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"Thank you! I enjoyed it and the reading, too."
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"Thanks Southern Ray and Ron!"
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"Here’s a video of the Frank Proffitt fretless banjo being played: https://youtu.be/KSpGgkkOyJ0"
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"I'm impressed! Beautiful job on shaping and sanding. Are there any videos to see how it sounds?"
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