Archive for December, 2013

The Minimalist Banjo

December 6, 2013

I thought for a long time about what a banjo is, and what it does and does not need to be a banjo. The result is the most inexpensive, best sounding fretless banjo on the market. Made from reclaimed pallet wood. The minimalist banjo.

You can see that woodworking-wise this is nothing too special. I didn’t bother sanding it or staining it. It’s raw wood and I want the player to know it. It still plays well. It plays just as well as my top dollar instruments. This particular banjo is currently for sale and I plan to make a few more like it in the near future. **Edit- I do not have any of these for sale, check out my “updated minimalist banjo” post to see what I am currently selling.