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Classic tackhead banjo with a double ogee

Purpleheart, ambrosia maple, and ash


These two tackhead fretless banjos had ambrosia maple necks, bent ash for the body, and a really nice purpleheart that I used for the fingerboards, pegheads, and other bits. The deep scoop goes almost through to the heel, giving these a striking look. They have stylized "classic banjo" headstocks with friction pegs and the double ogee on the neck marks important positions. I made a matching bridge with the purpleheart and used the Aquila red series to complete the look.

One of these was a retirement gift to my dad (who doesn't play, but is starting to).

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Neck and peghead
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Back of the neck