R.A. Sanders Zither Banjo Plans – Digital download


Plans of a rare R.A. Sanders banjo built in the 1800’s


R.A. Sanders was a banjo builder operating in Britain in the late 1800’s. His banjos are very rare although a few seem to have survived and made the trip to North America.

This is one of a style called a Zither banjo which was popular in Britain at that time. It is characterized by the neck attaching to a resonator and then the skin headed pot is suspended within. This six string banjo features a fretless walnut “Dobson” style neck and english oak resonator and pot.

This banjo was loaned to me for the purposes of documenting it for these plans.

This is a highly detailed one sheet set of plans and two zip files of photographs of the actual banjo.

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