Joel Walker Sweeney Banjo c.1845
From Pete Seeger's book,
Curly maple neck
single-ply 12" Boucher style scalloped rim.
Handmade brass hardware, rosewood tailpiece and tuning pegs.
Natural skin head. Scale
length is about 27" with the bridge near the center of the
The neck is
arched beginning from about the octave position to meet the rim below
the tension ring.