The new Tubaphone has been finished. The result was and is exciting!
It’s been pretty busy around here with every figurative “iron in the fire” all at once needing to be worked. I have posted the results of this Tubaphone to Facebook and Instagram first simply because, I was too busy to sit down and write. But now that time has allowed, here are the details of the new banjo that I built for myself.
Recently, I put together a little video to promote my new Album I hope to get finished this year. On that Album, I will include this song. It’s called Troubled Man and it is an original composition by me. I hope you all enjoy it.
The Little Birdie model is an 11″ wood tone ring old time, open back, banjo with a 25 1/2″ scale.
The name “Little Birdie” harkens to the Snowbird name and the trademark snowy “Owl” that Jeremy designed to have a feel of a Gryphon on the old Vega banjos. Little Birdie is also the name of a song with the words “Little birdie, little birdie, come and sing to me your song” and we just think that is a perfect portrayal of our banjos.
Our goal in giving the model name is to have one banjo configuration that is easily and quickly reproducible and can be economically priced so we can get these banjos to folks seeking a banjo who are just starting out or who just like the sound of the “woody” banjo.