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!