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Robbie Ferguson's Banjo

Robbie Ferguson’s Banjo

Robbie completed his banjo over nine days during the school Easter holidays, 2015.

  • Robbie made a great job of the instrument.  It plays well and feels good to hold.
  • The neck is built from layers of hardwood; oak and various tropical species.
  • He chose to fit a slotted peg head with a poplar veneer.  He laser cut a stag head inlay for it.
  • The rim /pot was brick-built from various hardwoods and turned on the wood lathe.
  • Robbie chose to stain the calf skin with coffee, to achieve a deep brown colour.