Jim White has been an admirer of fine banjos for most of his adult life. He collected early Victorian era banjo and ephemera for many years and developed a keen eye for the details that made these instruments so special to collectors world wide. He studied under the great Professor Douglas Unger of Peninsula, OH and his work is highly regarded. His building has always been a labor of love and over the past few years he has accumulate some very fine instruments that he has recently commissioned us to sell.
This is a 12" diameter 3/8" thick maple rim w/ whyte laydie tonering and bracket-band; the rim has fine marquetry trim on bottom edge, and abalone inlay on the interior. The curly maple neck is in the style of the Stewart presentation grade banjos, w/ profuse inlay in the bound peghead, and engraved pearl in every fret. The heel of the banjo is carved; 26" scale neck; equipped with an adjustable truss-rod. This is Mr. White's interpretation of what would have happened if Stewart had met Vega.