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This lightweight and economical travel banjo is fashioned with a walnut neck and pot assembly. It’s built to travel easy, with a shorter A-scale neck and a narrow 4-inch width. This travel banjo is fitted with old-style Champion friction tuners and a patented internal maple tone ring frame. It comes with a custom case that is designed in the tradition of an old…

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This 5-string cherry banjo is built with an 11-inch rim that is 3/8″ thick. The peghead sports a vintage 50-cent coal scrip coin from the historic Weyanoke Coal and Coke Company of Hiawatha, West Virginia. The cherry rim is built with an integral matched cherry tone ring for a more rounded “woody” tone. Ebony is featured on the rim cap, heel cap, fingerboard…

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This 5-string walnut banjo is custom-built with a 12-inch rim for a deeper bass sound and greater volume. The peghead sports a vintage large 50-cent coal scrip coin from the historic Laurel Creek Coal Company from West Virginia. The walnut rim is built with an integral ebony tone ring and a matching ebony rim cap. An ogee-shaped scoop in the fingerboard allows for…

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This 4-string longneck mahogany banjo is custom-built for plectrum-style playing. With three extra frets on the end of the neck, it allows the player to perform in a variety of circumstances and tunings. And the 12-inch rim provides a richer, deeper bass sound with added volume. A large one-dollar coal scrip coin adorns the peghead, hailing from the old Winifrede Coal Company of…

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This fretless mahogany banjo captures a true vintage look with simple, well-placed ornamentation. A large one-dollar coal scrip coin adorns the peghead, and a matched one-cent piece sits in the ebony heel cap. Both are from the Avis Eagle Coal Company, which hailed from Logan County, West Virginia. The rich mahogany tone wood provides a warm, rounded sound. And the hand-rubbed oil finish…

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This lightweight and economical lefty travel banjo is fashioned with a cherry neck and pot assembly. It’s built to travel easy, with a shorter A-scale neck and a narrow 4-inch width. This travel banjo is fitted with 4:1 geared Peghed tuners and a patented internal maple tone ring frame. The Canadian Lefty features numerous improvements over the original prototype design – including a…

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Designed to be lightweight, economical and portable, this little number is fit to play just about anywhere. It’s an informal travel instrument with the heart and soul of a high quality banjo. A custom built ebony tailpiece is embedded with a vintage Kansas City transit token. The handmade ebony-tipped maple bridge is shaped in the spirit of old minstrel banjos. This handmade travel…

The Camberwell Fretless

This handmade banjo is named for the town in England to which it was shipped. It’s a fretless affair, with clean lines and minimal ornamentation. The shape of the headstock follows the simple lines of old minstrel banjos from the 19th Century. The body is American Black Walnut finished with a light application of tung oil – allowing the natural grain to show…

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This handmade banjo shipped to a long-time friend in Houston, TX. It is American Black Walnut finished with all-natural tung oil – which gives the wood a smooth, buttery feel and a muted satin finish. The headstock is crowned with a vintage 50¢ coal scrip coin from the old S.C. Ballengee Coal Company in Amigo, West Virginia. Features: Three-ply walnut rim with maple…

The Amigo Smokeless

This handmade banjo shipped to a good friend of mine in North Carolina. It’s an all-walnut affair, crowned with a vintage 5¢ brass coal scrip coin from the old Amigo Smokeless Coal Company in West Virginia. The dark hand-dyed finish of both the wood and the hardware gives this banjo a particularly old-time complexion, in keeping with it’s simple profile and construction. Features:…