This banjo has a walnut rim, neck and Romero-style armrest, with a rosewood fretboard and a curly walnut peghead overlay. I will sell the banjo without the armrest for $35 less if it isn’t wanted. This banjo has a Renaissance head on a 12" block rim with a wood tone ring profile and a walnut rim cap. The scale length is 25-1/2" and the nut is 1-3/8" wide. The neck has a two way truss rod accessed from the heel, brass dots, EVO fret wire, Gotoh tuners and Corian nuts. I made the Van Eps style tension hoop and the dowel stick yoke, the tailpiece, tuners and head came from Smakula Fretted Instruments and the rest of the hardware came from Balsam Banjo Works. The finish is Tru Oil. There is a brass plate on the dowel stick with the banjo number and such on it. The banjo is currently set up with a tall 5th string nut to raise the 5th to the level of the other strings, but I can shorten the nut so the string rests on the 5th fret if desired. I can also add 5th string spikes for $5 each. If you would prefer a Fiberskyn head I can install one at no extra cost. If you want a case with this banjo I can ship it in a Superior bump case, model CD-1536, for $150(12" cases out of stock, I am sorry to say. More coming in February). To see a video demonstration of this banjo and #180 which is similar but has a Whyte Laydie tone ring please follow the link below.
United States, Orwell, NY, 13083
$50-110 Priority Mail insured in US, send zip for quote. Other areas please inquire.
Escrow.com (Buyer Pays Fees), Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal
Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 7 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back.
Buyer pays return shipping.
Additional return policy details: I will refund the purchase price but not the shipping cost which will I will have already paid to the USPS.
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