Appalachian mountain banjo
The body and pot of this banjo have been made from an old 1920s piano that was past Its best. The main timber is Poplar and I've retained the orignal walnut veneer. Ebony nut, calf skin head (from a 1920s Uke) and the sound chamber is an old metal flower pot. the tuning pegs are hand whittled.
All of my mountain banjos have been built using the Stanley Hicks instructions in Foxfire 3, but with some modifications to geometry in order to improve playability and tone