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R.M. Anderson is many things to us at Dream Guitars: a neighbor, a friend, and an excellent inlay artist and maker of banjos. The Banjeaurine we have here is brand new, hot off the workbench, and is absolutely teeming with gorgeous Mother-of-Pearl inlay. Anderson based the various designs off of inlay work from Cole and Fairbanks, when they were still partnered, and executed them in excruciating detail. Images range from floral patterns, geometric shapes, and butterflies, to a moon-and-star headstock inlay that, according to Bob, was popularized by banjo makers in the late 1800's in celebration of Halley's Comet, the only short-term comet that is visible to the naked human eye, which flashed across the skies in 1835, and later in 1910. Bound in Grained Ivoroid and featuring a vintage Vega "White Laydie" pot, this short-scale banjo is pure magic for both the eyes and the ear.
R.M. Anderson is many things to us at Dream Guitars: a neighbor, a friend, and an excellent inlay artist and maker of banjos. The Banjeaurine we have here is brand new, hot off the ...read full descriptionArtists who play instruments by this builder:
"Bob's got the touch, that much is obvious. I am completely in love with his painstaking perfection; you don't want to know how many hours went into all that inlay. It's always a pleasure to get a gorgeous banjo in the shop, and Bob never dissappoints." - Paul Heumiller
"A really well made banjo with the shorter scale length that makes it easier to play in A or D tunings.
" - Al Petteway