|To compliment the
papier mache back made of recycled grocery bags,
two strings are harp strings, along with a nylon
core acoustic bass guitar string, and the three
highest-tuned strings are made of fishing line.We don't know who is odder,
the 'Jomama or Fred, but Oddmusic likes them both!
Photo credits: Alan Porter
Created by Fred Carlson
of Beyond the Trees, this wooden-topped banjo/oud creature
combines his love of lutherie and passion for mask-making.
The 'Jomama has a sculpted back that combines three
creature-faces cast in industrial strength papier mache.
The top of the 'Jomama is Engelmann spruce, the neck
is California black walnut and the fretless fingerboard
is ebony. The hardwood friction pegs are each painted
with a face on either side of the peg knob or button.
Visit Fred Carlson's BeyondTheTrees.com
website for more information on his quality custom stringed
instruments and more.