Handmade Guitars by Bob Gramann

The Banjo


I like plunky open-back banjos.  These sound exactly like I want a banjo to sound.  They are made with a glued-up block Walnut rim with an integral Black Locust (a very hard wood) tone ring.  The block rim makes a very solid foundation for the banjo's sound and tuning.  The walnut armrest can be easily detached.  The neck and rim are walnut, but I have used Macassar Ebony for the fingerboard since it is the most stable, long-wearing wood I can obtain for fingerboards.



.The Open Back Banjo
banjo 109
Banjo108 with eeyore
109 - 12" walnut block pot with integral Black Locust tone ring.  Fiberskyn head, nice wide neck (1 3/8" nut).

On display at The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD.

$2000 
108 - 12" walnut block pot with integral Black Locust tone ring.  Fiberskyn head, nice wide neck (1 3/8" nut).

On display at Picker's Supply in Fredericksburg, VA

$2000
The Black Walnut block rim with the Black Locust tone ring and the Eeyore damper.








Bob Gramann
122 Laurel Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

(540) 898-0611
bob@bobgramann.com

4/24/16