This is a steal. It's hard to imagine what a full rosewood banjo would cost today if you could find a builder to do it. (Just be careful if you plan to leave the country given the new CITES issues). Any Lo Gordon era CMB at this price range is a bargain, but this deal is too good. Plus, the rooster is just too damn cool. I remember when Lo was making these. Sonically, they are close to the vintage L models, and I will never part with mine. If I hadn't just bought another banjo, I would pounce.
Thank you. I expect this banjo to be gone pretty quickly. I love how comfortable an 11 inch banjo is but I prefer the 12 inch sound. I’m betting these will be collector banjos and I’ll regret selling it.
I did want to mention the pot is rosewood. The neck appears to be mahogany.
I play an L-2 made by Lo in the late 1990s. It is the same as the D-2 with a slightly different peghead shape, neck heel, and inlays. It is a great banjo and gets compliments from everyone who plays it. Lo stained the tiger maple neck to perfectly match the rosewood pot. The only thing that I will say about the rosewood block pot is that you have to be prepared for a heavy open-back banjo when you pick it up, but when playing it the weight is not a problem.
I’m used to 12 inch pots. I don’t notice any difference in weight
Shocked this hasn’t sold yet
Yep me too. It’s a bargain.
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