Banjo #018

10" slot-head banjo, 1/4" thick maple pot with walnut stain and French polished with zebra-wood rim-cap, hand-crafted rolled-brass tonering, 24.5" scale length, carbon fiber neck reinforcement, 12 hooks, 5-piece walnut neck with maple center strips, hand-rubbed hempseed oil, beeswax and shellac finish, slotted 5th string, frailing scoop, brass side dot-markers, boat heel, Macassar ebony heel cap,  peghead face, and fingerboard, hand-crafted notched antiqued brass tension hoop, Fielding-style bridge, no-knot tailpiece, water buffalo horn nut, goatskin head finished with propolis.










Banjo #017

Slot-head banjo, 11" cherry pot french polished with rosewood rim-cap, hand-crafted rolled-brass tonering, 25.5" scale length, T2024 aluminum neck reinforcement, 18 hooks, 3-piece cherry neck with maple center strip, hand-rubbed hempseed oil, beeswax and propolis finish, slotted 5th string, frailing scoop, brass side dot-markers, boat heel with bloodwood cap, bloodwood peghead face, Macassar ebony fingerboard, hand-crafted notched antiqued brass tension hoop, antiqued raw-brass hardware, Fielding-style bridge, Balsam Banjoworks tailpiece, water buffalo horn nut, goatskin head finished with propolis.









Banjo # 016

Slot-head banjo, 12" spunover Ricard pot with rosewood insert and tubaphone 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, zebrawood peghead face, Macassar ebony fingerboard, hand-crafted notched antiqued brass tension hoop, antiqued raw-brass hardware, water buffalo horn nut, goatskin head finished with propolis.








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.