This is a hybrid banjo I put together that starts with a Walnut veneered 1920's William Lange pot. The pot is matched to a slot head neck of unknown origin that is in the style on 1850's Ashborn banjos and might have been made by someone named "Burns."
Strangely there is a Gibson-style torch inlay in the headstock.
This is an excellent player's banjo. There is no sign of a truss rod but the hefty neck has held up to steel strings for several years.
There's a slight buzz in the 5 the string I'm working on to eliminate.
It's a clean banjo with a good sound and would make someone a good festival banjo or a 1st banjo for a new player.
The room is slightly beveled towards the inside of the pot, and there is a solid brass ring inset into the outside edge of that beveled rim that results in what might more appropriately be called a brass bearing edge for the head than a tone ring.
I disassembled the banjo and added pictures of this.
I did some additions / alterations mentioned below.
. 25 3/8" scale
. 1 3/8" wide nut
. 15 frets
. Heavy grooved tension hoop
. String height at 12th fret abt 3/16"
with 5/8" bridge
. All original Paramount style hardware
. 11" pot
. New skin head with solid brass flesh
. Rosewood fretboard with nice mop
. Pot is 3" deep - I replaced the
damaged rim cap with a 1/2" tall solid cherry cap.
. Pot has thick walnut overlay, inside
. I added some depth to the heel, as it
was too shallow with the added
. I made a new dowel stick as the
original was too short for the 11" pot
Here's a short demo I posted on You Tube.
This is a really nice banjo with a warm sound
United States, Danbury, NC, 27016
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Condition of Item(s):
Used - Excellent Condition
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