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 higher fretting on the bottom strings. The figured walnut neck was specially sourced from Oregon, and the hand-rubbed oil finish allows the character of the grain to show through.
Three-ply 12-inch walnut rim with maple core
Figured walnut neck
Ebony peghead with vintage coin inlay
Ebony tone ring
Ebony heel cap
Hand-rubbed hard oil finish
Nickel hardware with light vintage finish
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