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Oct 28, 2020 - 2:17:27 PM
1516 posts since 4/13/2017

Ok, I'm new to this business, so I'm just kind of trying to get as much attention as possible. Also, I enjoy writing stuff like this, so that's where I am...

Anyway...

Lemon Banjos is presenting the Midcentury Series of banjos. The Midcentury Series include the ML-100, ML-150, ML-250, and ML-500. This series of banjos is meant to honor the style of bluegrass banjos of the 1950's and 1960's.

Standard features of the ML-100 are:

  • Dark-stained mahogany neck with sunburst maple resonator

  • Rosewood Fretboard

  • Dot inlays

  • Flyswatter headstock

  • Hard maple block rim

  • Small diameter brass hoop (archtop style)

  • Nickel-plated parts

Standard features of the ML-150 are:

  • Sunburst mahogany neck and resonator

  • Rosewood fretboard

  • "Bowtie" inlays

  • Flyswatter headstock

  • Cream binding and concentric rings

  • Hard maple block rim

  • Small diameter brass hoop (archtop style)

  • Nickel-plated parts

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Standard features of the ML-250 are:

  • Sunburst mahogany neck and resonator

  • Rosewood fretboard

  • "Bowtie" inlays

  • Flyswatter headstock+binding

  • Cream binding and concentric rings

  • Hard maple block rim with LR-54 integrated wooden tone ring

  • Nickel-plated parts

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Standard features of the ML-500 are:

  • Sunburst curly maple neck and resonator

  • Ebony fretboard

  • "Bowtie" inlays

  • Flyswatter headstock

  • Cream binding+purfling and concentric rings

  • Hard maple block rim with LR-54 intergrated wooden tone ring

  • Gold-plated parts

All of these photos depict computerized likenesses of banjo models. Although they are very accurate, they only represent the real banjos.

Oct 28, 2020 - 2:17:51 PM

1516 posts since 4/13/2017

For more information on the LR-54 wooden tone ring, read here.

Oct 28, 2020 - 10:34:34 PM
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eMike

USA

1323 posts since 2/5/2006

Can you post some sound files of the banjos you have built?

Oct 31, 2020 - 4:37:50 AM

Dragonslayer

Mozambique

260 posts since 10/9/2019

These look really snazzy!
But I definitely would like to hear more sound clips, especially with the LR-54 tone ring

Oct 31, 2020 - 4:58:45 AM
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1516 posts since 4/13/2017

quote:
Originally posted by Dragonslayer

These look really snazzy!
But I definitely would like to hear more sound clips, especially with the LR-54 tone ring


I have almost completed another banjo using the LR-54. This banjo is basically an ML-250, but with a finish like a CL-30 or CL-75.

Nov 3, 2020 - 5:56:08 PM

Bart Veerman

Canada

4752 posts since 1/5/2005

The banjos in the first 2 pictures look like they're archtops - is that what they're supposed to be?

Nov 3, 2020 - 6:00:38 PM

1516 posts since 4/13/2017

quote:
Originally posted by Bart Veerman

The banjos in the first 2 pictures look like they're archtops - is that what they're supposed to be?


Yes sir, that is exactly what they are. They come standard as archtop brass hoop banjos, but they could be customized to whatever type of tone ring a buyer would like.

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