The Art of Banjo Building
October 22, 2023 - November 3, 2023
Lindsey Mulheron Liden · mulheroncraft.com
Workshop at a glance
Demystify the banjo by exploring every aspect of its design and construction.
- Working with banjo setup, repair, restoration, and construction
- Gaining confidence
Lindsey Mulheron Liden operates Mulheron Craft in North Carolina where he specializes in custom made, open back banjos and fine woodworking. He grew up in the arts and crafts community of Brasstown, North Carolina and studied art at Warren Wilson College, earned a music degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a diploma in fine woodworking from Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina. Liden teaches, plays a range of instruments and performs. In 2017, he became resident artist in woodworking at the John C. Campbell Folk School where he develops the course selection and builds the program.
The course will cover neck assembly, shaping, fingerboard glue up, peg-head profiling, inserting and dressing frets, truss rod adjustment, dowel-stick assembly, as well as banjo pot construction and nut filing. Classroom discussions will include setup, proper bridge placement, intonation, finishing, head tension and how to get different tones to find the sound you love. Participants will leave with a beautiful instrument to enjoy for years to come. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $1,330 · materials list
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