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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Richard Brown, "Bell Rock" Tone Ring, Texas Traveler Banjo

Posted By: mrphysics55 (+14) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller

$1,650 USD

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2014 Richard Brown, "Bell Rock" Tone Ring, Texas Traveler, A-Scale Banjo. S/N 42

This Is A Richard Brown, "Texas Traveler" A-Scale Banjo With A One-Off, Tone Ring. Referring To It's Tone Ring The Builder Said, "I've been thinking about this project for a long time in an attempt to get more volume and a different tone for my 10" rims. ... My main improvement is the choice of screws that suspend the 1/4" rolled brass tone ring. The screws are "pocket hole" screws with the threads cut off. Close fitting holes are drilled in the top of the rim to accommodate the screws." With respect to it's tone, he had this to say, " It's hard to be objective with the banjo being only a day old but it is both bright and resonant ..."

This Project Is Well Documented/Photographed By The Builder In The Discussion URL Linked Below.

A Hangout Review Of A Prior Texas Traveler Is Available Via The More Info URL Link Below.

This Unique Banjo, With It's Current Calf Skin Setup, Has A Bright Tone With Plenty Of Volume And More Than Modest Sustain.
I Believe Mr. Brown Has Retired And That This May Have Been His Last Banjo Build.

This Banjo Sports The Following Features:

* Three Piece, Mesquite And Texas Ebony Neck
* Elegant Boat Heel
* Three Piece, Mesquite And Texas Ebony Dowel Stick
* Texas Ebony Peg Head Overlay With Brass Star Inlay
* Peghead, 4:1 Geared Tuners
* Texas Ebony Fretboard
* 22 - 7/8" Scale Length
* Ebonized, Mesquite Block Rim
- 10 Inch Diameter
- 2 - 1/2 Inch Deep
- 7/16 Inch Thick
* One-Off, “Bell Rock" Tone Ring (See Discussion URL)
* "R-Shaped" Frailing Scoop Below 17th Fret
* "RB and Two Cacti", Compensated, Mesquite Bridge
* Calf Skin Head
* Rickard, Brass Hardware; Allowed To Patina
* Delrin Nut, 5th String Pip And Side Fret Markers

Superior Gig Bag Included.

Free Ground Shipping To The Lower 48 States.


United States, Birmingham, AL


Free Ground Shipping to Lower 48 States

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)

Payment Option Notes:

Please Pay by U.S.P.S. Money Order or Cash [in person]

Return Policy:

Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition

More Info URL:



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