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Bloom Hornbeam Special Openback Banjo

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Handcrafted in Michigan, this handsome openback banjo features a heavy maple pot with birdseye maple cap and a beveled Hornbeam (ironwood) tone hoop. The rim laminations are steam bent of select hard maple, then kiln tempered and glued with a waterproof glue. The light curly maple neck is cut and finished by hand and is patterned after the Fairbanks banjos of the early 20th century. Mellow, hollow tone -- very nice.


11.5" rim with 22 bracket hooks
Maple pot with birdseye maple cap
Beveled Hornbeam (ironwood) tone hoop
Ebony peghead overlay
Scooped ebony fingerboard
Carbon fiber reinforcing rod in neck
25.5" scale length
Dowel stick with fitted ferrule
Pisgah Hawktail tailpiece
Remo Renaissance Head
Gotoh tuners with amber buttons
Mother-of-pearl Mythical Beast inlay in overlay and at 5th and 17th frets
Light cinnamon finish
SN: 034

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Category: Banjos
Ad Number 117457
Posted: Nov 13, 2017 11:30 AM CDT

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Elderly Instruments
1100 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing MI 48901
United States

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