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Enter our free drawing for your chance to win a beautiful custom openback banjo made by Zach Hoyt!

This one of a kind banjo features an internal resonator and Whyte Laydie-style tone ring, walnut neck with two-way truss rod, walnut rim, and curly walnut rim cap. The ebony fretboard has an overall scale length of 25-1/2". Includes brass hardware, Van Eps style tension hoop, Gotoh raw brass tuners, and dowel stick brace.


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