Gourdgeous Banjos

I spent several years building gourd banjos exclusively. This work informed Thumpy Banjos quite a bit. Here is a sampling that comes from around 2012.

A gourd banjo made from cherry
Flamed maple gourd banjo
Looks a lot like a Thumpy
Maple gourd banjo with two-piece neck and Pegheds geared tuning pegs
Oak banjo with two-piece neck
Oak is tough to carve
A small oak gourd banjo
Another small oak gourd banjo
The back side of the same banjo
This one has a three-piece hard maple neck with star inlay
The photo does not show it much but this one has f-holes