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For Sale: Airline Bojotar Electric Resonator Banjo (Eastwood) 2015

Posted By: kvsek | Rate Member
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$1,099 USD

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Airline Bojotar. Near mint condition 6-string electric banjo based on the Airline Folkstar.

Highly playable electric/acoustic resonator banjo with chambered body, single-coil pickup + piezo blend controls w/OHSC.

Hybrid G-String Machine (original review from Vintage Guitar Magazine.

There’s something about the Airline Bojotar that makes one ask, “What if Keef had added a high-G banjo string to the bass side of his five-string Tele?”

With a scale length of 24.75?, the Bojotar’s strings are tuned G/D/G/B/D (low to high) and sit on a 1.5? nut. A sixth string, tuned to G, is anchored with a banjo tuner positioned where it would sit on a standard five-string banjo neck. The neck sports an adjustable truss rod, and the fingerboard is slightly arched, with dot inlays and medium frets. Other features include a rubber bumper along the outside edge of the body – cool, and functional.

Sporting the polished look of classic Airline offerings, the Bojotar’s neck is maple with a rosewood board, the body is mahogany and houses a single-coil pickup along with a resonator setup with piezo. Its perforated diamond-pattern cover plate, tailpiece, and other hardware are chrome, and its vintage-style tuners are right at home.

Played in open G or with the low G string tuned up to A, the Bojotar makes a nice soloist instrument for vocal and instrumental roots music. A mic placed near it, along with its amplified output, could make for interesting recorded textures.

Through a PA and with the Tone and Volume controls full up, the center detent on the blend knob provided a balanced mix of piezo and magnetic technologies. Offering plenty of gain, the Bojotar is easy to EQ. The hollowed mahogany body and four-bolt neck are both rigid, and thus very stable.

Plugged into a Fender amp in the studio, the single-coil pickup gently pushed the amp. With a touch of overdrive from a pedal, hammer-on IV chord licks became fat, with sustained notes riding the edge of controlled feedback. Adding a touch of piezo resulted in high-end sparkle almost like a Strat, and a brass slide produced a snarly blues/rock tone. Though the Bojotar is easy and satisfying to play loud, hitting the high G string seemed out of place in that context.

Any G-tuning banjoist or guitarist will find the Bojotar a familiar and welcome friend, with a distinctive voice only hinted at by traditional banjo or resonator guitars. Ease of playing and the quick ability to dial in a good sound are bonuses.

Maybe this axe (and a little more of Gram Parsons’ influence) would have swung the Rolling Stones deeper into outlaw country, Dartford-style.

Body: Tone Chambered Mahogany
Colours: Black
Pickups: NY Mini s/c neck, Piezo bridge
Switching: none - Blend Potentiometer
Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Blend, 1 Tone
Bridge: Biscuit Bridge Single Cone
Neck: Maple, Bolt-on
Finger Board: Rosewood, Dot Markers
Scale Length: 24 3/4"(628mm) 20 frets
Hardware: Grover Style Nickel/Chrome
Strings:
Case: INCLUDED
Unique Features: Rubber Body Binding, Pickup Blend

Location:

United States, Asheville, NC, 28804

Shipping:

75 Continental US

Payment Methods:

Paypal

Payment Option Notes:

Venmo

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Mint Condition

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Airline (Eastwood)

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