Banjo #101, curly maple 12″-$1030

This banjo has a curly maple rim and neck with a Rocklite Ebano fretboard. The Romero-style armrest, the peghead overlay,  heel cap, rim cap and neck stripe are made from walnut. I will sell the banjo without the armrest for $35 less if the armrest isn’t wanted. This banjo has a Renaissance head on a 12″ block rim with a wood tone ring profile. The scale length is 25-1/2″ and the nut is 1-3/8″ wide. The neck has a two way truss rod accessed from the heel, brass dots, EVO fret wire, Gotoh tuners and Corian nuts. I made the Van Eps style tension hoop and the dowel stick yoke, the tailpiece and head came from Smakula Fretted Instruments and the rest of the hardware came from Balsam Banjo Works. The finish is Tru Oil. There is a brass plate on the dowel stick with the banjo number and such on it. The banjo is currently set up with a tall 5th string nut to raise the 5th close to the level of the other strings, but I can shorten the nut so the string rests on the 5th fret if desired. I can also add 5th string spikes for $5 each. To see a video of this banjo please follow the link below:

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