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For Sale or Trade: Short Scale Fretless - 12" Rim

Thumpy and Good!

Posted By: BanjoCrafter (+4) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,200 USD

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I made this banjo several years ago and I liked it so much I kept it. I have another banjo nearing completion so it's time for this instrument to go out into the wide world. This has been one of my main banjos for the past several years and it has some wear from play and handling. Everything is functional and it is a solid reliable banjo.

This instrument is a bit different than usual. It uses a "hoop-on-stick" design somewhat different from traditional Vega style banjos. It is short scale at 22 inches. The 5th string begins where the 7th fret would be, if there were frets. I like having a shorter fifth string. A shorter fifth string results in less tension on the string and makes it a little less bingy.

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Here are the details:

- nylon strung w/ hard tension strings - not floppy at all
- Katalox fingerboard
- steel reinforced walnut neck and stick
- 12" 9-ply maple rim
- rim is 3" deep (including tone ring)
- rolled brass tone ring
- renaissance head
- Waverly tuners
- Gotoh 5th peg
- steel loop tailpiece - strings just tie on
- 22" scale length
- fretless
- slotted peghead
- 5th strings starts at 7th fret (less bingy)
- nickel hardware

Comes with a gig bag


United States, Radford, VA, 24141


Free shipping in continental U.S. - all others please contact me for planning

Payment Methods:

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

Payment Option Notes:

Paypal is usually the easiest

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Good Condition



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