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Backyard Music 5-String Basic Banjo Kit

Brand: Backyard Music


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The kit for the Basic Banjo consists of pre-cut parts that are easy to assemble. 18 metal frets are pre-installed. The fretboard fits into slots cut in the hoop, and the disk of plywood glues on top of the fretboard and the hoop. The hoop is a cylindrical section of industrial strength mailing tube one quarter inch thick. Detailed instructions are included with illustrations. Not counting drying time, it should take you around 2 hours to make your own banjo.

You will need to finish the plywood (polyurathane, varnish, or finising oil), sand and finish the fretboard (we recommend Watco oil), and paint the hoop with latex paint. Then you hammer in 5 little nails, screw in 10 little Phillips head screws, put on strings, and clip their ends with a wire cutter. You furnish glue, finishing liquids, and the tools.


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I'm interested in building and I'm hoping this banjo is quieter than my other open back so I can practice in my small apartment
David B on Mar 15, 2012
can this banjo be made shorter?
gary j on Apr 21, 2014
Best Answer: no
Reply · Report · awesomegirl f on Jan 1, 2015
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Does it come with the metal for the fret board?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
Best Answer: 18 metal frets are pre-installed
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Mar 25, 2015
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Does this kit come in a left handed set up if requested? If so how can it be ordered that way.
McCallister on Nov 15, 2014
Best Answer: We do not carry a left handed version of this instrument.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Nov 19, 2014
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how does it sound?
gary j on Apr 21, 2014
Best Answer: like a banjo
Reply · Report · awesomegirl f on Jan 1, 2015
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