Banjo #015


Slot-head banjo with flush-frets, 12" x 1/2" x 3 1/2" black walnut pot French polished with zebra-wood rim-cap, ipe tonering, 25.5" scale length, T2024 aluminum neck reinforcement, 18 hooks, 1-piece black walnut neck with hand-rubbed hempseed oil, beeswax and propolis finish and frailing scoop, brass side dot-markers, Dobson-style heel, black walnut peghead face, Macassar ebony fingerboard, hand-crafted notched antiqued brass tension hoop, antiqued raw-brass hardware, Fielding-style bridge, Aquila 'nylgut' strings, Buckeye tailpiece by Greg Galbreath, water buffalo horn nut, goatskin head finished with propolis.









Banjo #014 - "The Clearwater"

Inspired by Pete Seeger's long-neck banjo, 32 1/8" scale length, T2024 aluminum neck reinforcement, 11" x 1/4" half-spun pot with nickel silver and faced with walnut, walnut rim-cap, hand-crafted rolled brass tone ring, 18 hooks, 3-piece walnut neck with hickory center-strip, frailing scoop, brass side dot-markers, boat heel with walnut heel-cap, hand-rubbed hempseed oil, beeswax and propolis finish, Seeger-style peghead with Macassar ebony peghead face, Macassar ebony fingerboard, hand-crafted notched antiqued brass tension hoop, nickel-plated rim hardware, antiqued raw-brass Gotoh tuners, "Clearwater" bridge (made from white oak cut from an old futtock from The Sloop Clearwater), Buckeye tailpiece by Greg Galbreath, water buffalo horn nut, goatskin head varnished with propolis.
 
 
 
 


Banjo #013

10" nickel silver hand-hammered 'spunover' pot with black walnut insert, 24.5" scale length, 16 hooks, T2024 aluminum neck reinforcement, 1-piece black walnut fretless neck with flush brass slide and Macassar ebony fingerboard, frailing scoop, Dobson-style heel, hand-rubbed oil beeswax and propolis finish, custom peghead with Macassar ebony overlay, hand-crafted notched antiqued brass tension hoop, antiqued raw-brass hardware, Pegheds tuners, Fielding-style bridge, no-knot tailpiece, water buffalo horn nut, goatskin head.







Banjo #012

11" x 1/4" 12-ply patinated maple pot with walnut rim-cap, hand-crafted rolled brass tone ring, 25.5" scale length, T2024 aluminum neck reinforcement, 16 hooks, 3-piece cherry neck with ebony center-strip and frailing scoop, boat heel, hand-rubbed oil beeswax and propolis finish, paddle-style peghead, Macassar ebony fretboard, heelcap and peghead overylay with holly accents, hand-crafted notched antiqued brass tension hoop, antiqued raw-brass hardware, antiqued raw-brass Gotoh tuners, Fielding-style bridge, no-knot tailpiece, water buffalo horn nut, Nylgut strings, goatskin head.














Banjo #011

11" hand-hammered nickel-silver spunover pot, 25.5" scale length, 18 hooks, T2024 aluminum neck reinforcement, 3-piece walnut neck with maple center-strip and frailing scoop, boat heel with Macassar ebony heel-cap, hand-rubbed oil beeswax and propolis finish, "1870"-style peghead with Macassar ebony overlay, Macassar ebony fretboard, hand-crafted notched antiqued brass tension hoop, antiqued raw- brass Gotoh tuners, no-knot tailpiece, water buffalo horn nut, goatskin head.







The Henry #001, Piccolo Banjo

Cherry neck, 8" pot, 14.5" scale length, 17 frets, Macassar ebony peghead face with "King Owl" inlay designed by Henry Crane, calfskin head, hand-crafted rolled brass tonering, hand-crafted, notched aged raw brass tension hoop.





Banjo #010


Fretless with brass flush-frets, 11" x 1/4" maple pot with natural walnut stain and walnut rim-cap, hand-crafted rolled brass tone ring, 25.5" scale length, T2024 aluminum neck reinforcement, 18 hooks, 5-piece walnut neck with frailing scoop, side dot-markers, boat heel with walnut heel-cap, hand-rubbed hempseed oil, beeswax and propolis finish, paddle-style peghead with walnut peghead face, Macassar ebony fingerboard, hand-crafted notched antiqued brass tension hoop, antiqued raw-brass hardware, antiqued raw-brass Gotoh tuners, Fielding-style bridge, Aquila 'nylgut' strings, no-knot tailpiece, water buffalo horn nut, goatskin head.








Banjo #009


12" x 1/2" black walnut pot with Macassar ebony rim-cap, hand-crafted rolled brass tone ring, 25.5" scale length, T2024 aluminum neck reinforcement,18 hooks, 3-piece walnut neck with maple center-strip and frailing scoop, boat heel with Macassar ebony heel-cap, hand-rubbed hempseed oil, beeswax and propolis finish, "1870"-style peghead with Macassar ebony overlay and 'man-in-the-moon' inlay, Macassar ebony fretboard, hand-crafted notched antiqued brass tension hoop, antiqued raw-brass hardware, antiqued raw- brass Gotoh tuners, no-knot tailpiece, water buffalo horn nut, goatskin head rubbed with propolis.