C. Waldman Wood-O-Phone 11" Openback Banjo
To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl.
If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we'll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary."
- 11" 2-Ply Cherry Rim
- Bloodwood Tone Rim*
- Cherry Neck with Claro Walnut Center Strip
- 1/4" x 3/8" Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rod
- 17 Fret Ebony Fingerboard, Scooped
- 25-1/2" Scale Length
- Gotoh Tuners
- Figured Claro Walnut Tailpiece
- Claro Walnut Accent Woods
- Renaissance Head
- GHS PF145 Strings
- Oil Varnish Finish
*C Waldman Wood-o-phone banjos feature what the maker calls a Tone Rim. This is an all-wood rim with integral tone chambers, a construction detail exclusive to Chuck's instruments. The heart of the banjo is an internal wooden tube encircling the rim just under the head. The tube is divided by wooden partitions into a number of different length chambers. The result is a very rich and resonant tone with sustain and clarity.