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
Ebony fingerboard and peghead veneer
Vintage coal scrip coin inlay
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
Elite amber head