Curly Maple, Mirdseye Maple, Maple Burl, Walnut, and Buckeye Burl
Raw Brass Made in America by Balsam Banjoworks
Gotoh Raw brass and Gold X tuners
25.5 in. G or A-scale
The combination of different types of Maple in this banjo make for a unique look and bold tone. The walnut bound fretboard and other walnut trimmings help the maple to stand out even more. The hummingbird inlay is composed of Walnut, Buckeye Burl, Ebony, and Ivoroid, and the flower is made of Osage orange, Yellowheart, and Ebony. This has been one of my favorite banjos to play for the last few months, but as I make more banjos I always have to sell the ones I made before, wife's orders! Being a 25.5 inch scale makes it easy to tune to either A or G tunings without any problems (I keep it in A most of the time). I will be sad to see this one go but I'm excited for the one I am finishing up right now.