Banjo No.4 : The S.C. Ballengee

This handmade banjo shipped to a long-time friend in Houston, TX.

It is American Black Walnut finished with all-natural tung oil – which gives the wood a smooth, buttery feel and a muted satin finish. The headstock is crowned with a vintage 50¢ coal scrip coin from the old S.C. Ballengee Coal Company in Amigo, West Virginia.


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 light 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
Bad River shop rag

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Made in Smithville, MO

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