Washburn Raised Tone Ring Slothead Banjo

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This banjo started it’s life as a Washburn Banjolin. It had a broken and badly repaired neck that wasn’t worth saving so I built this neck to go on the rim. It has a very unique design that Washburn used for a few years with many tenor banjos and banjolins. It has a pleasant but unique sound as you could expect from the odd construction of the tone ring and is fun to play.

  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • 2 Way truss rod hidden in Heel
  • Curly maple neck with Ebony Details Stained to Match Rim
  • Ebony short backstrap overlay
  • EVO Frets
  • Small Dot Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • Brass Side Dots
  • Washburn Raised Tone Ring Spun Rim
  • Slothead Peghead
  • Goat Skin Head
  • Seeders Fielding Style Bridge
  • Soft V-C shape neck profile