Beautiful and nice sounding open back 5 string banjo crafted from walnut and pecan and all set up and ready to play. I have recorded two old time tunes in 3 finger style and clawhammer that you can listen to by clicking on the links below. The name of the tune is Coal Creek March and is played in open D tuning F# D F# A D. Second tune is Walking Up Georgia Row and played in double D tuning. The banjo plays easy and sounds good in multiple styles and tunings. NOTE: It rained last night and some dew drops appear in some of the pictures.
The block style 11 rim was crafted from walnut with a pecan rim cap. It has all new metal parts. The top frosted head sits on a 1/4" brass round rod tone ring. The bridge is 9/16" high giving a string height of 3 mm. Medium light strings attach to a No Knot tailpiece.
The neck was also crafted from walnut and pecan. It has new planetary geared tuners. Inlays are abalone on the peg head and MOP on the fretboard. The ebony fretboard was taken from a 1970's vintage Aida/Lida banjo neck. It is in great shape with no fret wear or damage to the to the wood. The only cosmetic blemish is two spots on the white binding between the 5th and 8th frets. I have included a picture to show this. The area was filled with white epoxy. The neck is straight and notes true up and down the neck. Fretboard width is 1 3/16" at the nut and 1 15/16" at the end.
The banjo weighs in at 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
USPS retail ground based on US zip code.
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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 only accepted for damage due to shipping. Not liking the look, sound or feel of the banjo are not reasons for return.
Condition of Item(s):
custom made by Ron Hudiburg
'Tone ring holes' 51 min