Tackhead no. 13

Here's lucky number thirteen.

It's a tackhead banjo with internal tensioning system. The neck is wormy maple. The rim is wormy maple with bloodwood. Fretboard is ebony, peghead overlay is figured walnut, ebony tailpiece and ebony nut.

This one sounds wonderful.

Here's a short clip of Frank Lee playing it...

He really loved the sound of it. After he played it for this video he wanted me to play it while he played fiddle and we ended up jamming for an hour or two.

And here's a clip of Dan Levenson playing "Sandy River Belle" on it. The woman who ordered this banjo ened up taking lessons from Dan. She took this footage and sent it to me (thanks, Christine!).

Here's my demonstration/explanation video. More photos follow.