Banjo #262, cherry 11″ with rectangular brass tone ring-$1100

This banjo has a cherry rim, neck, and Romero-style armrest, a hop-hornbeam fretboard, a curly maple peghead overlay, rim cap and neck stripe, and raw brass hardware. The wood has a Tru Oil finish. I will sell the banjo without the armrest for $30 less. The 11″ block rim carries a 5/8″x3/16″ rectangular brass tone ring. The head is a Renaissance, and I can exchange it for a Fiberskyn at no charge. I made the Van Eps style tension hoop, the tone ring, and the dowel stick yoke; the head, tailpiece and Gotoh tuners came from Smakula Fretted Instruments and the rest of the hardware came from Balsam Banjo Works. The brass plate on the dowel stick has my name, the banjo number, and the town and year of production. There is a two way truss rod in the neck, accessed from the heel. The scale length is 25-1/2″, the nut is 1-3/8″ wide and made from Corian, the dots are brass, and the frets are EVO. The 5th string nut is tall, to keep all the strings in the same plane, but I can shorten it so the 5th string rests on the 5th fret if you prefer. I can add 5th string spikes for $5 each. If you want a case I can send the banjo in a Superior CD-1535 for $175. It is also fine to ship the banjo without a case if you don’t want one. This banjo weighs about 5 pounds 14 ounces. To see a short video demonstration of this banjo please follow the link below:

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