#289- Walnut and Pistachio Five String Banjo

I love the look of this lightly curly Oregon walnut in the five piece neck and in the block rim. Figured wood like this is pretty hard to find at a good price, this walnut came from a retired furniture maker in The Dalles, OR.  It already looked pretty fancy, so I paired it with some straight grain pistachio for the fretboard.  The raw brass hardware is from Brooks Masten in Portland, OR.