Robert HeadFord bracketless Concert Banjolele

My Head Ford

bob headford kent Banjo at Ukulele Corner
bob headford kent Banjo Ukulele
robert headford england Banjolele
It has black Picanto strings on and is tuned g~C~E~A

robert headford england Banjolele

Robert HeadFord bracketless Concert Banjolele

My Headford
before the fret markers

(Bob) HeadFord Bracketless Banjolele

This has been on the "if one comes up at a reasonable, (read bargain), price" a modern bracketless Banjolele from the garage of Bob Headford in Kent, (Well I heard that's where he makes then - his garage; I know they are made in Kent). This one is in perfect condition and whilst it would have been nice to get the branded head, for the bargain price of this I can go without it. This one is a bit of a surprise as I didn't realise how short the ebay auction was set so I wasn't expecting it when it finished but being so short I was the only person who bid.

Now it's here I must say the HeadFord is spectacularly good - fat better then I thought it would be. It is Concert scale, very LOUD but with a good tone and a nice gloss black finish. It would have been even better with some fret markers, even if just on the side, (however one of, to my mind, the best ways to decorate an Banjo is with nice ornate fret markers so maybe I could get some of those fancy "tree of life" fretboard stickers and put those on?)

As you can see now I have found some fret marker decals and put them on. I didn't go for the "tree of life" though the retailer did have it for Ukuleles, I went for a set of classic old time inlaid fret markers. I think they look pretty good too; though I could have been a little more exact marking out the centre of the fretboard, (a lesson I will take with me next time).