Downtown Sounds is a worker owned cooperative in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. Thanks for taking a look at our listing. Send us a message if you'd like more information about this instrument and feel free to make us an offer as we're happy to haggle with you. If you can make it into our brick and mortar store, we take used instruments for cash, trade, or consignment.
All out fretted instruments are inspected by our luthier before they ship so any minor adjustments can be made.
International shipping is available upon request.
Up for sale is a highly regarded solid body electric 5-string banjo known as the Tranjocaster! Built by Sam Farris, proprietor of Farris Travel Banjo Company located in Tennessee, the Tranjocaster is made of solid walnut. This instrument features neck and bridge pickups wired to a blend pot to combine the two signals for a range of tone. 5th strings spikes are present on the 7th, 9th and 10th frets. The TranjoCaster plays like a banjo but sounds like an electric guitar! From mellow jazz guitar to twangy country electric, the Tranjocaster avails a world of possibilities the player that wields it.
Ships with pictured bag.
-Body and neck - walnut
-Fingerboard - ebony, 12" radius, 22 frets
-Scale length -- 25 1/2"
-Pearl dot inlays, white side dots
-Two-way adjustable truss rod
-Poly 1" adjustable mesh strap
-Pickups - GFS Lil Killer humbucker
-Controls - Concentric volume/tone pot, blend pot
-Bridge - metal Tuneomatic type, with height and compensation adjustment
-Tuners - Steinberger gearless
-Weight - 4.25 lbs
-One bolt removable neck for travel transport - no string removal required
-Fits into a 20" carryon suitcase (with neck removed)