Yates Style 4, walnut, Flying Eagle inlay. This is the Yates creation that departs from the RS and previous models in the Yates line. These Yates banjos are patterned after the prewar Gibson models that are perhaps the most desirable by many banjo players.
The Yates website indicates that the tone ring formula is a close approximation of the classic Gibson formula, and is different from the formula
used in previous Yates rings. The ring in this banjo is a no-hole flathead and is stunningly powerful, with clarity of notes and tone to spare.
Another feature of this series of Yates banjos is the torrification of the wood components, which is a process that accelerates the drying of the
wood that normally takes place over many decades.
The metal is distressed, as is the case with almost all Yates banjos. The wood finish is also done in a way that indicates aging.
The most unique thing about this banjo, style-wise and cosmetically, are the concentric marquetry rings on the resonator. Mr. Yates told me a few
months ago that he is no longer putting the rings on the Style 4. I assume this is still the case. As the pictures show, the resonator is quite stunning in terms of the figuring in the walnut.
I attempted to show the incidental fret wear in the first few frets. Almost no wear.
The case is a like new Superior archtop.
Feel free to ask questions. New retail on this model Yates, the last time I checked, is $5,650 and there
is a waiting period for delivery.
United States, Montgomery, AL, 36109
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Condition of Item(s):
Used - Excellent Condition
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