Below are some photos of the current batch of commissions, a varied selection, all coming along nicely.
Clockwise from top left:
Cherry, 11" rim with Dobson tonering, Cherry neck with Ziricote fingerboard and peghead overlay.
Walnut semi-fretless neck for 12" vintage pot, the fretless plate will be German silver.
Maple tackhead, with 12" pot.
Rosewood, Spruce and Ebony. A little project I've been planning for myself for several years, might get a chance to get stuck into it later in the year.
All Walnut openback, this one will be very similar to the Walnut 'stock' banjo that I recently sold.
Another Walnut banjo, this one will have Ziricote for the fingerboard and peghead overlay, and a Dobson tone ring.
As I said, these are all spoken for, but I do still have a few, very tasty banjos for sale on the 'banjos in stock' page.
It gave me the idea, that it would be really nice to have a 'rogues gallery' page! If you have a photo of yourself, with your 'Ballard banjo/banjos' please send it over to me, don't be shy, it would be great to see :)
'Hi Leon, Thought you might like to see your banjo in it's new home with the proud owner. Also in the photo are my custom Brook guitar made in Devon & an Eastman uke. Banjo takes pride of place! Banjo sounds superb & so easy to play. The neck is beautiful & silky & the Walnut looks gorgeous.