The Standard banjo features a 12” rim of maple and an integral tone ring of various to hardwoods to color the tone. The design is a simple but an important part of the sound for which I strive. The neck is maple laminated with various hardwoods as accents.
Good wood and design is key to the finished banjo. These banjos are loud, but with a woody texture in the tone. They weigh much less than a banjo with a brass tone ring and are very comfortable to play and hold.
Other wood combinations are available; I’ve had great results with cherry, padauk & hard maple tone rings. Cherry, mahogany and Black Walnut, make excellent rims and necks, in addition to the maple normally featured.
Scale Length: 25 ½”
Rim: 12” x 3-1/8” x ½” Segmented w/ integral tone ring
Total Length: 37”
Nut width” 1 ¼”
Fingerboard width @ rim: 1-15/16”
Hardware: Nickel or raw brass
Headstock Veneer: Ebony
Case: Superior Hardshell
Base Price: $1595.00
Many options available.