A new hand crafted 12" open back 5 string banjo all set up and ready to play. You can listen to this banjo being played by me by clicking on the link below.
The 12" block constructed rim is made from walnut & mahogany. All metal parts are new except the vintage nickel plated brass tension hoop that is in excellent shape and has minimal scratches. The head sits on a 1/4" round steel rod that serves as a tone ring.
The neck was constructed from two pieces of Asian beech with a walnut center piece and walnut ears on the peghead. The fret board scale is the standard 26 1/4". The string action is 3 mm above the12th fret. The medium gauge steel strings sit on a 1/2" bridge. The fret board width is 1 1/4" at the nut and 2" at the end. The neck is straight and notes true up and down the neck. A couple of the unbranded geared peghead tuners purchased off eBay are a little sticky, but they work well and the banjo stays in tune. The banjo weighs in at approximately 6 lbs.
There is no case, but the banjo will be packed carefully and shipped insured via USPS Retail Ground.
United States, Port Orchard, WA, 98366
$ 20.00 to $50.00 via USPS retail ground depending on US zip code.
Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal
Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back.
Buyer pays return shipping.
Additional return policy details: Returns will only be accepted for damage due to shipping. Not liking the look, sound or feel of the banjo are not reasons for return.
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custom made by Ron Hudiburg
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