Balladeer

Balladeer Banjos
Hard rock block laminated rim, our best figured curly maple neck, ebony fingerboard and peg head, ivoroid binding and wood purfling on the neck and rim, elegant mother of pearl and abalone inlays depicting the “tree of life” pattern. Bracket shoe band and Tubaphone-style tone ring.

 Balladeer Traditional Banjo Specs:

  • Eastern hard rock maple necks –figure increases in intensity with higher priced models
  • Unique Wildwood block laminated rims—E. Hard rock maple
  • ebony fingerboard, peg head, and heel cap
  • bone nut, bone 5th string nut
  • cream colored ivoroid binding and wood purfling (except on Minstrel)
  • 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 hardware
  • Tubaphone style tone rings (made in house)
  • bracket shoe band (made in house)
  • all inlays cut from premium abalone or Mother of Pearl shell
 

*Balladeer Banjo Photo on Right shown with optional Gold Plating and Heel Carving.