068 – Tunneled Fifth String Whyte Laydie Banjo

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This banjo was built in companion to #069 and both feature a tunneled fifth string and similar details to each other. They feature calligraphy inlays in the scoop designed by the owners talented friend Kathryn Darnell. Simple and elegant was our approach to this pair of instruments. The tunneled fifth string make them incredibly comfortable banjos to play while giving them a unique look. The rare Quilted Cuban Mahogany came from a good friends wood stash that he’s been sitting on for 50+ years that made for a beautiful accent. The wood choices and contrasts of this particular banjo made a very stunning and unique instrument.

  • 11″ Curly Maple Rim
  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • 1-5/16″ Bone Nut
  • Whyte Laydie Tone Ring
  • Raw Brass Hardware
  • Tunneled Fifth String
  • Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • Honduran Rosewood Fretboard, Heel, and Rim Cap
  • Quilted Cuban Mahogany Peghead Overlay
  • Birdseye Maple Neck
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Hard Oil Satin Finish