My finished Carver banjo arrived today and I am really impressed. This is an amazing little fretless banjo. The design is beautiful and the tone is really good.
I will be posting a video with my new banjo soon. I want to let the strings stretch out and give myself a day or two to explore what this instrument can do. In the meantime you can watch this video of Brian putting my banjo together.
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The company appears to be based in India.
I honestly do not know what to do. I still believe that making my work freely available to all is the right thing to do, but this has really thrown me for a loop.
I was happily surprised to get a note this evening from Brian Carver. Some of you may remember I played one of Brian’s banjos in a workshop back in 2008.
It was great to hear from Brian, and it was really exciting to read about his new fretless banjo kit.
They are very simple in design, but still offer a few comforts, like the double ogee on the fingerboard that indicates the 5th, 7th and 12th fret positions. The kit includes everything needed to assemble a fully playable banjo. The only tool required is a hammer to tack on
the skin. The entire process takes about two hours. Made of hardwood birch plywood and still featuring the walnut handcarved pegs, nut and bridge, leather tailpiece and goat skin head like the “frame banjo” of old.
This sounds like a neat way to have a banjo that you put together with your own two hands.