This is a really great sounding and playing banjo!
The neck is mahogany built by myself sporting an early 40’s style 75 inlay pattern in a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard…..spikes @ A/B/C.
Pot metal 5 string width tension hoop by Prucha
Hooks and nuts and armrest by Prucha
Flange is pot metal by Recording King.
Has Gotoh tuners all around
Has Richie Dotson .656 bridge
I have installed a prewar style 5th nut from Richie Dotson.
The heart and soul of this one consists of the 1928 prewar Gibson rim cut for one of my
”Bryant” 20 hole skirtless tone rings, which weighs a little over 3 lbs.
The skirtless tone ring sits totally on top of rim therefore you will never notice the banjo sound changing from it's best setup sound due to rim expanding against skirt sides and choking it out somewhat during humid summer time conditions.......rim can move at will under ring...no worries ever about the tone ring to rim fit!
Steve Gill prewar style mahogany resonator.
I have added a nice condition pre EPA head as well as a prewar presto tailpiece and banjo is set up by me and has just been together for only a few days and is it a hoss now, and can only imagine how good it will be in weeks to come.
Action is around .100 thousands over the 12th fret.
It will come in a brand new Access hardshell case as seen in pics.
This may very well be the best sounding banjer that I have ever put together in my shop and I feel comfortable to offer anyone a 2 day tryout and if not totally happy with the banjo, I will give a 100% refund on it’s price minus the shipping costs provided it gets back to me in new condition with no issues.
Let me know if you have and questions or need more pics.
No trades accepted on this one………
Just added sound bytes of this one......it even sounds great in B flat!
Go here to listen
Thanks for looking
Don Bryant NC banjo luthier
United States, Thurmond, NC, 28683
actual shipping costs charged in USA Only
Payment Option Notes:
Payment to be US Postal Money Orders I do not use Paypal
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):
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'1931 style 1' 2 hrs
'Grasshopper ' 4 hrs