This banjo is a replica of the one portrayed in the "Old Plantation" painting from the late 18th century. The drum is goatskin, secured with hand-carved wooden pegs. The strings are attached in a bit of a weird way, in order to get the right sound. Under the leather "nut" are loops which clamp down each string to get the best, clearest sound possible. I also made the tailpiece a bit different in order to prevent warping and maximize the lifespan of the banjo. Other than these slight performance-improving alterations, this banjo is truly genuine to the Colonial Era. 24" neck of poplar wood, bloodwood tuning pegs and bridge.
The banjo has FOUR strings as the original appears to have had.
Sound is warm and plunky like any good gourd banjo :)