Just saw this thread on top tension banjos. Wes Corbett plays a custom built Hawthorn RB-7 style maple top tension banjo that we built for him in our shop. You can see them on our website at hawthornbmg.com
We produce our own sand cast and CNC machined Eco brass top tension hoop and flange. We have an RB-7 Style for sale on BH. Banjo Newsletter has a review of this banjo in the February issue written by Russ Carson.
You can hear more about our Hawthorn top tension banjos from Russ Carson and Ned Luberecki at
Prucha does a great job building professional grade banjos as well as hardware, which we use on all of our banjos. The Prucha top tension model has gotten great reviews. So our Hawthorn Banjos are part Prucha. ??
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