Saturday, January 19, 2008

Five Dollar 4-String

Terry and his wife were travelling over the Christmas holiday and stopped by a pawn shop somewhere??? Terry saw a 4-string banjo hanging on the wall and asked the owner about it. It was only a shell -- no head, brackets, tuning pegs, bridge, strings, etc. The owner said he didn't know much about it, but that he knew he would sell it for $5.00. Terry bought the banjo and then spent the next couple of weeks fixing it up. I only wish I had some before pictures for you. He totally stripped off any of the remaining finish and glue, and then refinished it and put it all back together again. He added a real skin head and then set the neck angle and tuned 'er up! Here is the finished banjo.

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