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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Spalted Maple Internally Tensioned Nylgut Strung Flush Fret Open Back

Posted By: pg60 (+20) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller

$749 USD

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I bought this beautiful banjo from a longtime BHO member Shawn, who had bought it directly from the builder, Rudy (who generously posted so many build guides).

Impulse buy because it looks so cool but I don't play fretless and not even that much banjo anymore. Time to throw this one back to someone who can make it sing.

This is a modern take on a mountain banjo, has much richer/deeper tone than the mountain banjo's that I've played.

* currently strng with nylgut
* Scale length (using the flush frets) is 24.5"
* nut is 1 3/16, maybe a hair bigger?

Here's some text/photos from Shawn's original ad:

This is a chance to own and play a unique banjo designed and built by long-time BHO member rudy. It is a smooth-playing and very solid work of art.

- 12" rim, block construction with laminate veneers and ebony inlay
- Internally tensioned brass tone ring
- Custom brass brackets (see photo album for details)
- Maple neck
- Fretless ebony fingerboard with maple flush frets
- Spalted maple rim veneer and peghead overlay
- Ebony rim caps
- Rudy's unique neck attachment system supports easy action adjustment
- Rudy's maple and ebony 3-hole bridge
- 10" Renaissance head
- Peghed tuners
- Custom stainless steel tailpiece
- Nylon case included

Original post by Rudy with full build details describing this one-of-a-kind instrument's construction:

Instrument photos and bracket construction details by Rudy:


United States, Gainesville, FL, FL, 32643


Included to lower 48 USA

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

Return Policy:

Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition



BHO Rudy

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