A while back I made a bluesmaster style banjo for one of the best musicians I know. It accidentally wandered away form him, so I made him another one. We used to call him "the Lovercat," so his banjo was "El Gato." This new one, of course, is "El Gato Dos." I used the same art work on it, which is a black cat that was a symbol of the IWW that I really like, and the bottle caps have jugs on them because he and I used to play in the Brooklyn Jugs together. That was a real hoot.
Anyway, the neck is almost the last of the church pew oak that I had and the pie tin on the back is embossed "New England Pie Company," which is pretty good-looking. It has a slightly mellower sound than the other bluesmasters, in part because the big can that is the head is heavier than what I have used before. Still sounds pretty good, though.