075 – Brass Clad Hammered Brass Banjo

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This banjo was custom built for the skilled hands and musical mind of Eli West. Eli gave me the freedom to try some new ideas I had for the brass clad rims I make and came up with the excellent idea of using hammered brass for the accent plates on the peg head and scoop. The rim is the first fully clad (spunover) rim I’ve made and is also one of the first 11-5/8″ rims I completed bringing to life a new standard rim size in the Seeders Instruments models.

You can hear this banjo on stage in the hands of Eli here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrNWBlMnSPu/

Find more music and info about Eli on his website: http://eliwest.fyi/

More from Eli’s duo with Cahalen Morrison: http://cahalenandeli.com/ 

  • 24.7″ Scale Length
  • 11-5/8″ Brass Clad and Walnut Rim with Integral 3/8″ Brass Tube and Ebony Tone Ring
  • Walnut Neck
  • Hammered Brass Peghead and Scoop Plate
  • Antiqued Brass Hardware
  • Buckeye Banjos Tailpiece
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Ebony Fingerboard, Rear Peghead Overlay, and Heelcap
  • Fifth String Neck Carving Design Inspired by Jason Romero
  • Seeders Violin Bridge
  • Dark Stained Finish
  • Water Bourne Lacquer Finish