Bishline “Patriot” Walnut 5 String Banjo New - Finally an excellent quality high standard American made banjo with outstanding features at a fantastic value. Beautiful burled Walnut resonator with black binding, Walnut neck, rolled brass tone ring, 3 ply Maple rim with bevel cut, nickel plated parts, Ebony fingerboard with Pearl inlay, Presto traditional tailpiece, 5/8’’ Maple bridge with Ebony insert, traditional style tuners with geared 5th string and two way truss rod. This is a serious instrument that sounds like a traditional tone ring banjo with great power, robust warm tone and wonderful playability. What a pleasant experience to play something this nice, this good, at this price that is made here in the U.S.A. We tip our hats to our Bishline friends in Oklahoma for a job extremely well done. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 745
Grundy Custom “Flintriver” Maple New - An absolute stunning instrument in more ways than one and this one has some very unique features as well. Each one of “Flintriver” models is a one of a kind with different inlay patterns and designs. This one has a peghead inlay of a Confederate soldier holding a Rebel flag & rifle in gray and dark Pearl with the flag in Pearl & Turquoise. The fingerboard is exquisitely inlaid with Pearl & Abalone designs and crossings swords in Pearl & Turquoise between the 11th and 12th frets. All the inlay work is some of the finest detail we have ever seen. The wood used on the resonator and neck is profusely flamed Maple as the neck is liken unto a “Tiger’s Tail” and the resonator appears to have an almost 3D effect. One very unique feature is the one piece solid Maple rim which means only there is only one glue joint, the first we’ve seen. Rather having three pieces of wood with several glued joints that can hinder sound, the one piece will allow for more vibration & sound transfer. The finish on this instrument is “Bell Bronze” with the exception of the tuners and the hooks which are gold plated and will take on a natural “patina.” The rest of the best is the Gundy flathead tone ring, one piece flange and tension hoop all formulated from a 1934 RB-4 once owned by Earl Scruggs, bound Ebony fingerboard, Maple 5/8’’ bridge with Ebony insert, 1 1/8’’ bone nut width thumb screws with Pearl inserts, and triple bound resonator. It will be very difficult to find a higher quality instrument with the features Laurie Grundy has displayed in his work in regards to beauty, highest grade of materials and outstanding craftsmanship than these offered here. Last but more important is the sound and that is old warm, sweet, open, powerful and robust. “Simply Outstanding.” Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: c211
Bishline Cimarron Walnut 5 String Banjo New - The absolute best “full power” 5 string banjo for the money we have encountered. Beautiful satin finish burled Walnut resonator with ivoroid binding, Walnut bound neck, Bishline 20 hole flat head tone ring, 3 ply Maple rim with bevel cut, nickel plated parts, bound Ebony fingerboard with MOP inlay, Presto traditional tailpiece, 5/8’’ Maple bridge with Ebony insert, traditional style tuners with geared 5th string and two way truss rod. Great robust power along with excellent warm tone, wonderful sustain and fast comfortable neck. Highly recommended for student & intermediate pickers who want something a lot better than those imports that offer no way near what this instrument offers. What a pleasant experience to play something this nice, this good, at this price that is made here in the U.S.A. We tip our hats to our Bishline friends in Oklahoma for a job extremely well done. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 745