Custom Bantronic Ultra from Carver Banjos.
Equipped with piezo, single-coil, and double-coil pick-ups, a frequensator tailpiece, and a built-in body-timbre-mechanism: this electric banjo is unlike anything you’ve seen or heard before. Play effortlessly up and down the ergonomically-correct neck. The banjo’s fifth peg has been moved to the headstock, resulting in a more intuitive and comfortable playing experience. Tuning is also easier than ever before with the Ultra’s smooth, fine-precision tuning machines.
The body-timbre-mechanism allows for two distinct modes of play:
Mode 1: The body is open and responds like a traditional banjo. The plucked string vibrates on a movable bridge that rests on the drumhead. Play unplugged as you normally would, or plug in to your amp for more sound. You can now choose between the three pickups. Utilize the piezo pickup to maintain the traditional banjo sound through the amp.
Mode 2: The body is solid. A block comes to rest beneath the bridge. When the string is plucked, it’s energy is transmitted past the drumhead and directly into the solid surrounding body. In this mode, the instrument will play quietly unplugged—great for practicing at home. When plugged in, the tone changes drastically from a traditional banjo. The sustain and emotion increases allowing to play very much like you would expect to play an electric guitar.
The ability to effortlessly switch between acoustic and electric, open and solid body modes is what makes this model…well, it makes it “ULTRA”. Add this new tool to your musician’s workbench to build incredible and genre-defying new music.
This electric banjo from Carver Banjos offers an incredible range of sonic possibilities for mellow and high-volume scenarios alike. It is equipped with a set of humbuckers, a piezo switch to blend banjo head tone, multiple volume and tone knobs, and can be outfitted with strings for a standard G-tuning or low cello-tuning setup. The pedal potential is incredible and the banjo sounds great played with fingers, picks, a slide (for pedal-steel type sounds) and through various solid state and tube amps; it is a tone monster. Valued at over $3,500, you'll be hard-pressed to find a similar build going for this price.
This banjo was very lightly used, showing minimal wear and is in mint condition. Comes with a tweed hard case. I am looking to part with this banjo simply because I travel too much to use it with regularity and would rather it have a home where it receives better attention and regular use.
I have recording samples I am happy to send upon inquiry of this tone monster.
United States, PA, 17844
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