12" Walnut block rim and dowel stick; maple neck with carbon fiber reinforcement (non-adjustable); ebony fretboard, peghead overlay, and heel cap.
All handmade raw brass hardware including bracket band, brackets, tension hoop, 1/4" round rod tone ring and tailpiece. The hardware has etched designs matching the theme - stars, moons (various phases with faces), and a spiral galaxy on the tailpiece.
Inlays are white and gold M.O.P.
Tuners are raw brass Gotoh's - 4 4:1 planetary and 5th is 8:1 geared, with black plastic buttons.
Fyberskin Head, steel strings, 5/8" maple and ebony compensated bridge. 26 3/8" scale length.
5th string spike capos at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets. Frailing scoop from 17th to 15th fret.
The round tone ring sits on a scalloped rim (see photo).
Click More Info video link to see and hear my daughter Sarah playing "Blackberry Blossom" on this banjo.
This banjo was built in early 2015. I have played it at jams several times, but it has overall very light use. The brass parts have begun to acquire the typical patina of raw brass.
Shipping for this banjo, including insurance, will cost at least $35 (via USPS) or more, depending on packaging weight and destination. No case is included in this sale. If you are going to buy a case, I strongly recommend that you buy one online, have it shipped to me, and I will repackage the case with the banjo inside and ship it to you. This will ensure maximum protection for the instrument. It will fit into a standard resonator banjo case, due to the 12" pot size.