The Abilene model features floral mother of pearl inlays in the ebony fingerboard and peghead. The neck is made from walnut.
Allen Banjo necks are designed for easy playability. A slightly wider than standard fingerboard width at the nut, combined with a slimmer overall thickness, results in a neck that is easier to play than the "baseball club" neck found on most banjos. All necks are equipped with an adjustable two-way truss rod to maintain ideal playing action. The neck, rim, and resonator are finished with an extremely durable catalyzed finish and buffed to a high gloss.
All Allen Banjo bluegrass banjos feature a Stull tone ring carefully lathe fitted to a 3-ply hard maple rim for a superior sound. A one piece flange, notched tension hoop, brass armrest, Kershner-style adjustable tailpiece, two coordinator rods, and frosted mylar head secured by 24 hooks and nuts complete the pot assembly. All metal parts are polished and gold plated.
List for this more rare gold plated model is approximately $3,975. This one has some wear and a solidly repaired peghead crack so you can get it for a steal!