This 6 string banjo is built from American Black Walnut. The neck is two piece construction with a centre strip of red/ white/ red veneer. The width at the nut is 1 7/8″ with a Nigerian Ebony fretboard and 1/4″ MOP position markers and 3/32″ side dots. The fingerboard is bound with ebony and is a 26 3/16″ scale.
The peg head and heel as well as the rim heel are ebony. This neck is adjustable from the heel with a two way rod.
The block rim is 12″ diameter with a bolting ledge for the fastening of the hooks. The co-ordinator rod is 1/2″ solid brass drilled and tapped for 1/4″-20 stainless attachment bolts into the neck.
I hand rub two coats of tung oil sealer as a finish that protects the wood but doesn’t interfere with the feel of the wood neck.
I make the polished brass 18 hook notched ring in my shop with a soft silver soldered brass fillet joint for strength.
The tailpiece is designed for ball end strings and consists of holes drilled just below the leading edge of the brass tension ring.
The tuners are Gotoh 18:1 guitar with black buttons. This is an instrument that has volume and presence with an integral Bolivian Rosewood tone ring. The bridge has a 2.5″ spread and is made in my shop from Eastern Maple and Ebony.
The price is $1400.00 Canadian. Shipping is at cost.