Banjo #218, walnut 12″ with WL tone ring-$1170

This banjo has a walnut rim, neck and Romero-style armrest, with an ebony fretboard and a curly walnut peghead overlay. I will sell the banjo without the armrest for $35 less if it isn’t wanted. This banjo has a Renaissance head on a 12″ block rim with a brass Whyte Laydie/Electric type tone ring and a walnut rim cap. 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, the tone ring, and the dowel stick yoke. The tailpiece, tuners 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 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. If you would prefer a Fiberskyn head I can install one at no extra cost. If you want a case with this banjo I can ship it in a Superior bump case, model CD-1536, for $150. To see a video demonstration of this banjo and #217 which is similar but has a wood tone ring profile please follow the link below.

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