Banjo #42, walnut 12″, brass hardware-sold

This banjo has a 12″ walnut rim, 5/8″ thick with a wood tone ring profile on the top of the rim and a Renaissance medium crown head.  I made the brass tension hoop which is Van Eps style with holes instead of notches, and this is my first one to use a silver-soldered joint instead of a plate with screws to hold the ends together.  The neck has a 1-3/8″ wide Corian nut, bone 5th string nut, naturally multicolored  ebony fretboard with scoop, EVO Gold fretwire and brass position dots.  The peghead overlay is a piece of curly walnut. There is a two way truss rod accessed through the heel as on all of my banjos.   The tuners are Gotoh raw brass.  All the rest of the brass hardware came from Balsam Banjo Works except the tailpiece.  The scale length is 25-1/2″.  To see a video demo of this banjo please follow the link below: