Rich O’Brien , musician and producer, is the man who inspired our Badger. (His nickname among musicians is “The Badger”. ) We spent some time with him last Friday, while he tested the performance of three different guitar-banjo configurations. He made them all sound wonderful, but he wants his personal instrument to be our shorter scale (22 7/8″), like Zoo’s, shown above. Also, he is helping us design a special badger inlay, and experiment with different woods and configurations for the best Chuck Lee banjo-guitar to date.