Banjo #53, walnut 12″, brass hardware-$875

This is my first banjo with a persimmon fretboard.  It has a 12″ walnut rim, 5/8″ thick with a wood tone ring profile on the top of the rim and a walnut rim cap.  It is fitted with a Renaissance low crown head.  I made the brass tension hoop which is Van Eps style with holes instead of notches, and the brass dowel stick yoke.  The neck has a 1-3/8″ wide Corian nut, Corian 5th string nut, persimmon 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″ and the strings on it are Martin mediums.  To see a video demo of this banjo please follow the link below:

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