How is Banjo made?
October 12, 2011 7:37 PM   Subscribe

Bill Rickard makes banjos. (SLVimeo)

Part of Craig “frailin” Evans's Banjo Builder Interviews documentary series.
posted by scruss (8 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Looks like Vimeo is jumping on the "no embedding" bandwagon.
posted by rhizome at 8:06 PM on October 12, 2011

The no-binding fingerboard thing is new to me. Nicely done.
posted by Tacodog at 9:22 PM on October 12, 2011

Wow, what an awesome guy!
posted by Maaik at 10:17 PM on October 12, 2011

Great, I really want to build some instruments one of these days. Not strictly related, but I can't help linking to that page when stringed instruments building is the topic : Kathy Matsushita's page.
posted by nicolin at 1:21 AM on October 13, 2011

This rules so hard.
posted by mhjb at 3:30 AM on October 13, 2011

My dad made banjos, amongst other things: stained glass, r/c airplanes, reproduction flintlocks, model trains, jewelry...

I did inherit the ADHD/love of learning, but absolutely none of his mechanical dexterity. I still miss him. We still have the first banjo he made. It still plays well.

Well, at least when someone other than me tries it.
posted by eriko at 3:43 AM on October 13, 2011

"Oh, here's ANOTHER machine I invented..." Awesome.
posted by TheCoug at 9:01 AM on October 13, 2011

I suppose somebody has to.
posted by Decani at 9:43 AM on October 13, 2011

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