Luke Mercier Fretless Banjo 2005
© Luke Mercier, 2005; Photos by LM
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The ten centennial eagles and shields (six eagles and four shields) are bronze reproduction castings from original 1870's hardware. Each one is fastened with a brass slot head machine screw and washer. The hooks and nuts are also brass. The tension band is hand folded and hammered brass, joined by two rivets.
Banjos inspired by mid to late 19th century banjomaking and beyond...
Setup and Sound:
This banjo is strung in nylon with good positive tension.
The 1/2" bridge is made from Walnut and the skin is real.(Goat Skin)
More than just a plunk!
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