SOLD For Sale: Colin Vance "Woodie" with John Balch skin head. - SOLD
United States, Rosemount, MN, 55068
I picked this beauty up on my Banjo Builder tour. Colin's banjos are unique. A tad smaller than most. Very comfortable to hold. Esthetically, I use the term "organic." He's into beautiful woods and comfortable/natural shapes. And critters (read on).
As a tubaphone player, I wanted to try a wood tone ring to get a different sound. Something a bit softer and warmer. This banjo delivers on that in spades. The trouble is, I'm having a heck of a hard time adjusting. I just, well, try... and end up play it harder. Wore off my fingernail. It's embarrassing.
This walnut pot and neck banjo has a rosewood tone ring and a zirocote fingerboard and peghead that looks like a mountain landscape. Gotta admit, the frog is pretty cool. An excellent piece of inlay work. Colin is into critters. My wife thinks this is the prettiest banjo I've owned... it's certainly unique.
John Balch is making some fine skinheads... so I saddled this banjo up with one of the best.
I'd like to think I'm more capable of change, playing a different style, that is. Maybe given time, I could. But a used G/D hornpipe/concertina popped up this week and frankly, I've been wanting to play that more than a different banjo style. The wife would like one to go before another (whatever) comes in. So this gorgeous banjo is on the block.
Nothin' wrong. Just "as new." Beautiful. For those wanting a skin-headed, warm-sounding, easy-playing woodie, here it is. And now is a good time to buy one of Colin's banjos... you can beat the rush.
$1,950 shipped, insured. No dickerin' on price, here. This would normally go for quite a bit more.
Oh. No case or gig bag (sorry). Will be VERY well packed.