An Act of Great Temerity

Commissioning my first instrument

I had only been playing banjo for a year when I began to think about having an instrument made. Specially, for my very own self!

It seemed a little … premature? presumptuous? pretentious?

My first banjo, a Deering Goodtime, was (and still is) a nice instrument. It was a good choice for a beginner: a well-crafted…




A place for duuudes of all sexes, ages, religions, and coffee-preferences to hang out and shoot the sh!t about their latest creations, to brag, lament, query, or quote, it’s all good…

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Steve Fendt

Steve Fendt Short stories, serial fiction, memoirs of a possibly quasi-true nature. Aussie tales of banjos, beaches and the bush.

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