A bridge too big?

Giant banjo bridge made by David BarnettWhat happens when you turn a 16 year old banjo player loose in wood shop?

Well, if you’re Kentuckian David Barnett, you make a gigantic banjo bridge. He used time in his carpentry class to create a monster bridge measuring 22” long and 7” high. Can you just imagine how a banjo that size would sound?

David tells us that it really amused his teacher.

“I just couldn’t make a regular sized bridge that sounded good enough, so i made a giant one.

When he saw it, my carpentry teacher said: ‘Banjo Players…..what will they do next!’ “

Let’s hope that this concludes his experiments in banjo gigantism.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.