Springtime must be the season of pretty new banjos, because here is another!
Gail Gillespie (editor at Old Time Herald) sent me this photo of a new banjo at her home and here is a blurb from her email telling all the details about it.
"As long as we're a-braggin' on banjos, here's a current favorite > around our house.This is my husband Dwight Rogers with a little > clawhammer banjo that our daughter Nora surprised him with last > Christmas. (she learned her trade from Mike Ramsey & Kevin Enoch)> The banjo is cherry with an ebony board, an 11 l/2 inch rim, deep rim > profile, no tone ring (except a top layer of ebony) & a short scale. > Her boyfriend Patrick, a metalworker, made the rim & brackets from > scratch and the dots are inlaid bronze markers. They steamed their own > rim and stained the outside black. Note the interesting peghead. We > just love its elegant postmodern/ 19th century appearance and its > beefy bass and bright treble.> Banjo-vially yours!> Gail"