Banjos are a relatively
new addition to my production "line", but after all that's where
my heart has been for about 30 years, so I work on them as seriously as
I do on guitars and banjo bridges. And since banjos are mostly "built"
by putting together pre-made parts, it was only obvious for me to focus
on the neck as the part of a banjo that is actually built from scratch,
or almost. Hence my interest in building repro / conversion necks for
old banjo pots, both resonator models and openbacks. As for the metal
and wood components of the pot, I only use high-quality parts from reputable
sources, and since I know how picky banjo players can be about their sound,
I always discuss the choice of components with my customers.