BANJO BUILDING SEMINAR / WORKSHOP with Jon Whitney!
Basic Banjo Building! The object of the seminar is to show and discuss various ideas for building banjos from wood, aluminum, brass, and salvaged materials such as plastics, as well as commercially available parts such as tuners, strings, and heads.
Per Jon Whitney, banjo luthier and the presenter of this seminar:
I will cover each of the major parts of a banjo Rim assembly, also known as the Pot; Neck, including methods for installing and tensioning the head (vibrating membrane) of the banjo, and methods for fastening the neck to the pot; tailpieces; and bridges.
For each of these parts, I will present various construction methods, adapted to beginners as well as experienced woodworkers. As many banjos have various metal parts, I will also give an overview of metal working techniques.
I will briefly discuss glues, finishes, fretting a neck, and banjo setup.
The method of presentation would be by using photographs displayed on a large monitor or projector from a computer. In addition, I will bring several banjos I have built to display the feasibility of most of the construction methods I will discuss.
The fee for the seminar will be $20 per participant, for up to 20 participants. The proceeds will be shared between the sponsoring organization and myself as the presenter.
Jon Whitney is a creator of folksy banjos and other instruments on a commission basis. He is a Founding Member of Utah Instrument Builder's Association (UIBA).
NOTE: Fiddler's Dream has COVID protocols in place to protect volunteers, patrons, presenters, and musicians. N95 or better (KN95 for the bearded!) are available at the venue for you if needed, at no cost.
Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse (Ver)
1702 E. Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020
|Apropiado para niños: Sí|
|Se aceptan perros: No|
|No fumar: Sí|
|Accesible a silla de ruedas: Sí|
COVID Protocols in place are: N95 masks required, room ventilation, and room air filters. The concrete ramp to the East door is to ADA standards and is wheelchair accessible. We will do our best to meet other needs for accessibility.