The 2 banjos I was making for Lin in Australia both had Indian Rosewood fingerboards and peghead overlays so I'm having to remake them both to save all the hassle, expense and time of applying for a CITES certificate for export. It is rather annoying but at least the nearly finished necks will get used on other banjos.The new necks are coming along nicely, with attractive Purple Heart fingerboards and peghead overlays.
I was donated an old banjo with a broken neck last week (thanks Tym), a W.E Temlett with a 10" pot, I may use one of the redundant necks to fix it up. Should make a nice little 'child size' banjo for my son to learn on!
I have some exciting projects lined up for this year, including a Cello banjo and a Viking themed banjo! I have also been designing a new standard model open-back, which I'm hoping to get going by Summer.