I’ve been spending a lot of time over at Vance Banjos lately, and I just finished building this soprano banjo-uke this weekend!  Click on the pic for more photos on Facebook. 

I’ve been spending a lot of time over at Vance Banjos lately, and I just finished building this soprano banjo-uke this weekend!  Click on the pic for more photos on Facebook. 

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While I was in Israel I got a shout out in a North Coast Journal article about local luthiers!

Over the last few months I have been spending as much time as possible in the Vance Banjos shop, working on this project: a 12” fretless banjo.  Colin has been generous with his time, expertise, tools, and space, and helped me realize this long-time dream of mine.  Click the photo to see the gallery I’ve uploaded on FB.  I’ll post some audio soon and you can hear what it sounds like!

Over the last few months I have been spending as much time as possible in the Vance Banjos shop, working on this project: a 12” fretless banjo.  Colin has been generous with his time, expertise, tools, and space, and helped me realize this long-time dream of mine.  Click the photo to see the gallery I’ve uploaded on FB.  I’ll post some audio soon and you can hear what it sounds like!

Did I mention my pal Colin Vance is a stand up gentleman and skilled artisan?  He built for me this beautiful banjo.  And he could build one for you too…
More banjo porn available here.

Did I mention my pal Colin Vance is a stand up gentleman and skilled artisan?  He built for me this beautiful banjo.  And he could build one for you too…

More banjo porn available here.

A jam in the dry room at the Vance Banjos shop, with myself on my new Vance resonator banjo and Colin himself playing fiddle.  The tune is Snake Chapman’s Tune, which I learned from Elise Engelberg when I went down to San Francisco to play with the Crooked Jades.

Here’s the melodic banjo thing I worked out for this.  I’ll let you figure out how to play the harmony parts yourself.