Banjo #35, cherry 12″-sold

This is my 35th banjo, completed in October 2016.  It’s a 12″ pot with a wood tone ring profile turned into the top of the rim, a Renaissance head and raw brass hardware.  I made the Van Eps style tension hoop myself, and the rest of the hardware was bought.  The scale length is 25.5 inches and the fretboard is jatoba from a board with more streaks than what I have used before.  I wasn’t sure it was jatoba after I bought it but I sent a sample to the US Forest Products Service lab and they confirmed it.  I used the streaky wood to sort of match with the peghead, which is a bookmatched slice from a cherry burl.  The nut width is 1-3/8″, position dots are brass and the frets are EVO Gold, which is harder than conventional nickel-silver fret wire and should wear longer.  There is a two way truss rod in the neck, accessed from the heel for adjustment.  The tuners are Gotoh raw brass and they are, as always with Gotoh, very smooth in operation.  The tailpiece is a No-Knot.  The bridge is solid maple such as I usually make.  The nut is Corian.  I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  To see a video demo of this banjo please follow the link below to YouTube. PA050058.JPGPA050059.JPGPA050060.JPGPA050064.JPGPA050065.JPGPA050067.JPGPA050068.JPG