Soloist

Soloist
Curly maple neck and resonator (available in a stained or natural finish), ivoroid binding and wood purfling on neck and resonator. 87% bronze alloy flathead tone ring, 1 pc. cast flange, block laminated rim. Soloist features the ornate “tree of life” inlay pattern. The stem is cut in mother of pearl, with leaves and flowers cut in colorful abalone shell. Available also in curly American black walnut. A true labor of love, resulting in a beautiful soloist banjo.

* Tenor and Plectrum models , optional tone rings such as arch tops or Tubaphone-style tone rings are also available.  Shown with optional gold finish.

Soloist Bluegrass Banjo Specs:

  • Eastern hard rock curly maple neck, figure intensity increases with higher priced models
  • Claro Black Walnut neck (available on Walnut banjos)
  • Unique Wildwood block laminated rim—E. Hard rock maple
  • 3 ply curly maple or black walnut resonator –tapered walls, bound and purfled
  • ebony fingerboard, peg head, and heel cap
  • bone nut, bone 5th string nut
  • cream colored ivoroid binding and wood purfling
  • 2 way adjustable truss rod
  • nickel silver frets
  • 26.25” scale length
  • width at nut 1 1/4” width at rim 1 15/16”
  • Gotoh geared tuning machines
  • nickel plated brass/bronze hardware
  • 87% cast bronze tone ring (flathead style)
  • cast 1 pc. Flange
  • 2 cordinator rod neck adjustment system
  • all inlays cut from premium abalone or mother of pearl shell

Soloist