Banjo #002 – Black Locust / Bubinga

Banjo #002 – Black Locust / Bubinga
Banjo #002 – Black Locust / Bubinga

Black Locust is considered to be a “weed” by many.  It grows quickly and tenaciously in difficult environments.   It is stiff, and hard.  Very hard.  It is also very beautiful, with a finely textured grain and beautiful yellow/gold color.  It was my choice for the primary wood in banjo #2.

The entire pot and neck are made of Black Locust.  It’s fairly heavy and very stiff.  With its initial set-up, the tone was a bit on the bright/tiny side.  It’s since been back to the shop for some very fun modifications that I’ll write about soon!

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