I want to learn clawhammer, and want to get an inexpensive open-back banjo to learn (it’ll be my 2nd banjo, my first had a resonator).
I thought it might be fun to build one from a kit. I see a few online, and some don’t look like utter junk. There’s even one kit that’s fretless with a scooped neck (appealing, especially after watching the first episode of Ken Burns’ awesome documentary).
Any ideas as to whether I’d end up with something marginally playable, or would it be a waste of time and money?
Thanks in advance, as always.