I'm super excited and thankful to have so many cool banjos to build this year, my order book is pretty much full up for 2018, I currently have one space left if anyone is interested.
Got the kids back to school this week, so it's back to business. Installed the frets, cut out and inlaid the MOP bird on Richard's banjo ready for engraving the details. Should be ready for oiling the end of next week after several days shaping the neck, lots of sanding and final fret work.
Last month I mentioned that I would be increasing my prices this year, the new list is now up. It may seem quite a rise but there are now more features included in the base model open-back which would have previously cost extra, so the increase is only about £50 if you were ordering a banjo with Ebony fingerboard, peghead overlay, inlaid MOP fingerboard dots and more elaborate peghead shape.