New hand crafted 11" open back banjo all set and ready to play. You can listen to this banjo by clicking on the link below. The tune is called Rochester Schottische.
Here are some specifics:
The Pot: The 11" rim was crafted from 12 flame maple blocks. Thickness is 5/16" and 2 1/2' DEEP. It has all new parts except the vintage Grover "short form" Patent Presto Tailpiece. Bride is 11/16" and strings are medium light steel. All the metal parts are new. The top frosted Remo head sits on a 1/4" round rod steel tone ring.
The Neck: Crafted from two pieces of the same wood as the pot with a center lamination of Poplar. Heel cap and peg head overlay are blood wood. The fret board is rosewood. The scale is 26 1/4". String height is 3 mm above the 12th fret. Fret board inlays are mother of pearl. The peg head motif is a faux mother of pearl decal. The geared tuners are all new.
The banjo stays in tune, plays easy and weighs in at 5 lbs. There is no case, but the banjo will be packed carefully, insured and shipped via USPS Retail Ground.