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Bart Reiter Bacophone Model Openback Banjo

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Bart Reiter Bacophone Model Openback Banjo

Handcrafted in East Lansing, Michigan, this banjo features a Bacon-style tone rim to add bass and increase the instrument brightness. The scooped fretboard is designed for clawhammer and old time playing. More details...

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  • Bacon-style tone ring
  • Ebony fingerboard and peghead veneer
  • Mahogany neck
  • Pearl star peghead inlay
  • Dot position markers
  • Satin lacquer finish and brown stain
  • Rim Construction:
  • Three ply laminated maple
  • 5/8 inch wall thickness
  • 11 inch diameter
  • Notched tension hoop
  • 24 L-shoe brackets
  • Elite head
  • Walnut cap on bottom of rim
  • 5/8 inch ebony top bridge
  • No Knot tailpiece
  • Neck Construction:
  • 26 1/4scale length
  • 17 nickel silver frets - scooped fingerboard
  • Bone nut
  • Steel reinforced (adjustable)
  • Maple dowel stick
  • Veneer laminated in center of neck
  • 4 planetary tuning pegs
  • Geared fifth peg
  • Traditional peghead shape and neck contour

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