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For Sale: 16" cherry cello banjo--Zach Hoyt #295

Posted By: Zachary Hoyt (+34) | Rate Member
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$1,250 USD

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This is my eleventh cello banjo, made from cherry with a jatoba fretboard and a walnut peghead overlay and rim cap. The scale length is 29 inches and the rim diameter is 16 inches. The nut width is 1-3/8" and there is a two way truss rod in the neck. The head is a Remo Renaissance which the fine folks at Smakula Fretted Instruments kindly ordered for me. This banjo is set up with steel strings, the gauges are .022w, .032w, .028w, .026w .022w. I can put monofilament nylon strings on the banjo for the same price. It has Gotoh raw brass tuners, and Corian nut and pip. The pot has 34 brackets. I made the brass Van Eps style tension hoop and the dowel stick yoke, and the rest of the hardware came from Balsam Banjo Works except the tailpiece which is also from Smakula. This banjo weighs 7 pounds 5 ounces and is about 41" in overall length.

To see a video of this banjo please follow the link below. I don’t have much idea of how the cello banjo is supposed to be played, but i hope the sound may come through anyway. I also have a video on my YouTube channel of banjo #294 which was a cello banjo of the same size, but with nylon strings, if you’d like to compare the two string types’ sounds.


United States, Piercefield, NY, 12973


$50-100 UPS fully insured in lower 48 states, send zip for quote. Other areas please inquire.

Payment Methods: (Buyer Pays Fees), Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

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