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
Ebony fingerboard and peghead veneer
Vintage coal scrip coin inlay
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
Elite amber head
Bad River shop rag