Poseidon’s Toad Banjo

This was actually our first custom ordered instrument, back in 2005.

Neck – walnut w/2-way truss rod

Drum – one piece walnut (cut not bent)

Drum Head – book matched figured box elder maple w/ sea green stain

Wrist Guard and Tailpiece Block– oak burl

Poseidon’s Trident – curly hickory

Resonator – maple dish, book matched figured box elder maple w/ sea green stain

Resonator Inlay of Poseidon’s Toad

Toad fish’s body – black jade

Antennae – white coral and abalone

Teeth and horns – mother of pearl

Eye, fins, and detail – dinosaur bone

Fret board – curly hickor

Fret board Inlay of 9 deep sea creatures

Creatures’ bodies – oak burl, box elder maple bark, mother of pearl, abalone.

Outline and writing – red coral

Heel – fish head carved in walnut w/ abalone eyes

Bridge and Nut – carved out of meteorite from outer space!

Headstock – hand carved walnut deep sea bobtail octopus

Octopus’ eyes – custom blown glass octopus eyeballs

AS inlay – crushed dinosaur bone

Truss rod cover, arm rest, and drum hardware. – oak burl

String tree fish – abalone

Setup – 5-string banjo +1 additional drone

All 6 tuners planetary

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