021 – Half Fretless Dog Banjo

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Custom Brass Fretless Banjo

This banjo project started out as an existing S.S. Stewart banjo with a spunover rim that needed a new neck. The owner wanted to have a tribute to his dog inlayed into the peghead so I took a picture he sent me and drew it as an inlay using different wood species for color and contrast. A great way to get a modern playing vintage sounding instrument.

  • 11″ S.S. Stewart Spun Over Pot
  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • 1-1/4″ Nut Width
  • Brass Half Fretless Overlay
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Ironwood Dot Inlays
  • Brass Side Dots
  • Custom Dog Inlay
  • Three Piece Cherry and Walnut Neck
  • Frailing Scoop
  • Paddle Peghead