I got a good price on this. Just bought it up to flip it. Out of the box it played okay. Head was a little loose and I'm giving this a once over. Threw a Scorpion Bridge on and seemed to be a quality banjo with good parts. If you know Flinthill, you'll know these are similar to RK specs and for a more reasonable price. Below is the description obtained online. Quality banjo with prewar specs, just at a cheaper price. Great learner instruments. Banjo has a headstock nick and resonator nick. Otherwise appears to be in good condition. Just got it today.
Flinthill® banjos are hand-crafted to the original pre-war specs— to the delight of collectors and players everywhere! There are no modern banjos that come any closer to sound of the pre-war originals—but Flinthill® beats EVERYBODY on price! The finest selected maple and mahogany are used for the necks and resonators and the lavish pearl inlay patterns are reproductions of vintage originals. You have your choice of an authentic, cast flathead tone ring or the rare raised head archtop tone ring—the most coveted, late 1920s solid version with no holes. All the neck proportions are pre-war-inspired and designed for easy playing. Authentic, 2-band planetary tuners and a geared 5th ensure accurate tuning and the one piece flange, correct period armrest and Presto-style tailpiece are true to tradition as well.
The Flinthill banjo has all the outstanding features of the Professional mahogany model, but with a beautiful flamed maple resonator and neck. It also features a glorious sunburst finish for a classic, woodsy look. This resonator banjo combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create the ultimate bluegrass banjo. This model features a flamed maple resonator, flamed maple neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. The banjo features the traditional floral peghead and inlay and an authentic Mastertone-style flange. With its exceptional tone and handcrafted perfection, the Soloist will appeal to players as well as collectors.
Flinthill FHB-285 Banjo Features:
Pre-war-style 3-ply Maple rim
Figured Maple neck and resonator
Cremona Sunburst finish
Slim, fast neck with adjustable truss rod
Vintage-style, single-piece die-cast flange
Pre-war-style armrest and Presto tailpiece
Dual coordinator rods in rim
Finest quality Maple bridge with Ebony top
Pre-war-style, 20-hole cast flathead tone ring
Authentic two-band planetary tuners with geared 5th
Plush-lined hard shell case included
Ebony fingerboard with Hearts & Flowers (Style 6) Pearl inlays to match peghead
Double-bound fingerboard and peghead
Nickel-plated metal parts
1 Year Warranty
Body Type Flathead Resonator
Bridge Aged Maple / Ebony Top
Coordinator Rods Dual Adjustable
Fingerboard & Peghead Binding Double Bound White ABS
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Position Inlays M-O-P Hearts & Flowers
Finish Sunburst High Gloss
Flange Single-piece / Die-cast
Head Remo 11" / Medium Crown
Metal Plating Nickel
Neck Material Select Figured Maple
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 1 3/16"
Peghead Inlay M-O-P Hearts & Flowers
/ M-O-P Logo
Peghead Overlay Rosewood
Resonator Select Figured Maple
Resonator Binding & Purfling White ABS
Rim Traditional Multi-ply Hard Rock Maple
Scale Length 26 1/4"
Tailpiece Presto Style
Tone Ring 20-Hole / Cast Bell Bronze
Truss Rod Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover Black ABS Teardrop
Tuners Gotoh Planetary Tuners / ABS Buttons / Geared 5th
United States, Chicago, IL, 60643
Buyer pays for shipping. $60-$90 based on experience
Cash (in person), Paypal
Returns not accepted.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Good Condition
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