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 Winifrede, West Virginia. The rich mahogany tone wood provides a warm, rounded sound. And the hand-rubbed oil finish allows the character of the grain to show through. A natural skin head and raw brass hardware complete the aesthetic. The combination of a longer scale neck and the 12-inch rim makes for a banjo with a truly unique look and sound.
Three-ply 12-inch mahogany rim with maple core
Mahogany neck (longneck/4-string)
Ebony peghead with vintage coin inlay
Ebony heel cap
Hand-rubbed hard oil finish
Raw brass hardware with light vintage finish
Old-style round bracket shoes
Gotoh planetary tuners
Brass tone ring
Natural goatskin head