Banjo No.3 : The Amigo Smokeless

This handmade banjo shipped to a good friend of mine in North Carolina. It's an all-walnut affair, crowned with a vintage 5¢ brass coal scrip coin from the old Amigo Smokeless Coal Company in West Virginia.

The dark hand-dyed finish of both the wood and the hardware gives this banjo a particularly old-time complexion, in keeping with it's simple profile and construction.


Three-ply walnut rim with maple core
Walnut neck
Ebony fingerboard and peghead veneer
Vintage coal scrip coin inlay
Frailing scoop
All natural tung oil finish
Nickel hardware with dark vintage finish
Old-style round bracket shoes
Gotoh planetary tuners
Two-way adjustable truss rod
Rolled brass tone ring
No-knot tailpiece
Elite amber head

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