James Reed & his Chuck Lee Cottonwood Banjo

This distinguished gentleman is James Reed, of Waco, Texas. James wanted something a little different, so here’s his custom Cottonwood Vintage with mesquite fingerboard and peghead overlay. What beautiful wood! The neck and rim are made from Cherry. The hardware is all brass.

We’ve known James a long time. We first met him over 10 years ago, when he made “house calls” to give some of our family members music lessons. He was the first to inspire our Nate to play the mandolin.

We always enjoy a visit from James, who can play a number of instruments and also teaches and plays with various bands when not busy with his “day job” or family. He has taught several of us lessons. We are pleased that he now owns two Chuck Lee Banjos.

What’s next? He has expressed interest in adding a Chuck Lee 17 fret Irish Tenor with resonator to his collection.