This is a killer banjo from Zach Hoyt in upstate New York. The removable resonator and scoop with 19 frets make this banjo ideal for clawhammer and 2/3 finger picking. It also works well as a lightweight bluegrass banjo, perhaps for travel.
Selling to make room for a new member of the family coming soon… Can ship, but would prefer to meet up in the Philadelphia region so you can try before you buy; also willing to meet up in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, and as far west as Lancaster PA.
Here are the specs:
Walnut 11” block rim
1/4” brass tone hoop
One piece walnut neck
24.75” scale length, bridge toward center of pot
3/32 front and side dots (like on Martin guitars)
Rocklite Ebano fretboard and peghead overlay
S scoop from 16 to 19
EVO fret wire
Gotoh brass/black tuners
There is a small amount of honest play wear that I could not capture in photographs. Will include an armrest.
I’m happy to take additional photos / videos as necessary.