SALE PENDING Receipt of funds
New hand crafted 11" open back 5 string banjo. I have a link below to a sound file of me playing this banjo in he clawhammer style. The banjo is pretty, sounds good and plays easy.
(IT WAS A WET MORNING, SO THERE ARE A FEW WATER DROPS SHOWING ON THE BANJO IN A FEW OF THE PICTURES)
The rim was crafted from 8 blocks of walnut and 8 blocks of curly maple that serve as a rim cap. All metal parts are new. The tone ring is a 1/4" steel round rod. The head is a Remo Renaissance.
The fret board with frailing scoop is rose wood as is the peg head overlay. Inlays are MOP. The peg head motif is antique silver. Planetary tuners are new. The medium light steel strings sit on a 5/8" bridge. The string action is 3 mm above the 12th fret. It notes true up and down the neck with no string buzzes.
The banjo weighs in at 5 1/2 lbs. There is no case, but the banjo will be packed carefully and shipped insured via USPS retail ground.