The items listed below are currently available for sale. Clicking on the product title will show photos and possibly sound clips or video. The instruments are located in Atlanta, GA but can be shipped at additional charge.
White Laydie with Ashborn Rim
A beautiful White Laydie banjo with an Asborn style pot of birdseye maple, curly maple and cherry. The neck is curly maple with a matching cherry strip and heel. This banjo will ship in a new hard case. Click here to see Detailed Pictures.
Leather Banjo Straps
Hand made leather straps are adjustable for length. They feature a soft suede wrapping where the strap hits the heel to prevent any damage to your finish. The price includes shipping. Click here for Detailed Pictures.
Lightweight Banjo SN 0009
Walnut and cherry Lightweight model with a turned flange and wooden tone ring. Inlays have a wild game theme, with a boar's head and prints, a deer antler, star, and an arrow. Click here for Detailed Pictures.
This unique 3/4 size bass is constructed from sitka spruce reclaimed from a logging bridge support, walnut, ebonized hard maple, and a recycled steel drum. The soundboard is set into a walnut frame and finished with lacquer. The neck is all walnut and finished with a french polish. I added a carbon fiber endpin to hold it all together. Internal bracing keeps the steel drum quiet and helps the bass produce a deep boomimg sound! Click here for Detailed Pictures.
This banjo has a solid aluminum pot and a beautiful and unique fretless neck. The neck is curly maple and the finger board is curly maple, cherry and walnut. Bowties join each of the three woods and walnut dowels are used as position markers. It has an ebony nut, ebony bridge, and a hand made bronze tension hoop. A matching resonator is made from the same 3 woods and gives this banjo plenty of muscle in a jam. Click here for Detailed Pictures.
This Uke is constructed of figured cherry with curly maple binding and a walnut finger board. The inlays are abalone, pearl and ebony. The bridge and internal bracing is made from mountain laurel. The nut is ebony and the saddle is bone. For an authentic touch and some added mojo, I slotted the nut and first strung it up on the the island of Hawaii, but that is another story... Click here for Detailed Pictures.
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The 27 1/2 Gallon Bass!
The idea came to me in a dream at the Breaking Up Winter festival in 2011. I am not sure what prompted the vision... It could have been some combination of past experience, or possibly just sleep deprivation, musical saturation, and beer... At any rate, I constructed a 3/4 size bass from a recycled 55 gallon drum and a sitka spruce soundboard cut from reclaimed bridge timber. Walnut accents the soundboard and forms the neck and peg box. I added a carbon fiber endpin to hold it all together. The fingerboard and tailpiece are ebonized hard maple. The bass sounds great and will definitely add a bit of attitude to a band's stage presence. Check out the Photo Gallery to see additional pictures and info. Thanks to bass-man Joe Whelchel for demonstrating the bass on YouTube!