Banjo #271, cherry 11″ with wood tone ring-$1050

This banjo has a cherry rim, neck, and Romero-style armrest, a jatoba fretboard, a cherry burl peghead overlay and raw brass hardware. The wood has a Tru Oil finish. The banjo has a wormy cherry neck. Sometimes I have people who request distressed looking wood, so I thought I’d try making a stock banjo when I found a piece of cherry that has been in my lumber pile for years with a pattern of nice pin holes through it, created by some long-dead bugs that lived in the tree while it was still outside. I will sell the banjo without the armrest for $30 less. The 11″ block rim has a wood tone ring profile turned into the top. The head is a Renaissance, and I can exchange it for a Fiberskyn at no charge. I made the Van Eps style tension hoop 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, 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 4 pounds 12 ounces. To see a short video demonstration of this banjo please follow the link below:

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