The Woodrow instrument series is a cross between a banjo and an Appalachian dulcimer (or lap dulcimer). Played upright like the banjo, but having the dulcimer construction, gives these instruments the perfect style for Appalachian, bluegrass, celtic, and even blues music. Some styles have a real banjo like twang, while others have a more rounded and mellow sound.
Banjo head art.
Banjo 1850-1860, America The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Audrey, 9/26: I always love musical instruments doubling as pieces of art - I think it can be really powerful when done well. That being said, I really like the soft and sketched feel of the owl, filled in with some sharper details.
Banjo with a bird. So lovely.
The Bob Flesher Old Virginia clawhammer banjo, with custom aardvark stylings.
blue-ridge-mountains: by (wethetrees) banjo lovin’.