Doug Unger Custom Electric (2011)

$5,500
sku: 60U-2551
A great Victorian-style banjo made in the 21st century, this Doug Unger Custom Electric has an excellent sound. It has a 3-piece mahogany neck with carved heel and a ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with intricate Fairbanks-style snail shell inlays (some with heart of abalone framing). The half-spun Electric-style black rim is ivoroid-bound with snail and tortoise plastic marquetry and is equipped with an Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring. A superb example of Doug Unger’s artistry and quality, this incredible instrument is in excellent+ condition.

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  • Fine quality handmade banjo from artist/musician Doug Unger
  • 3-piece mahogany neck with carved Cole style boat heel
  • "Hotrod" truss rod adjusts at heel
  • Fancy engraved Fairbanks style snail shell inlays (some with heart of abalone framing) in ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with multiple underlays and star, "dogwood" flower and crown inlays
  • 22 frets
  • Half-spun Electric-style black rim is ivoroid-bound with snail and tortoise plastic marquetry
  • Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring
  • 10-1/2" skin head
  • ~26-1/8" scale length
  • 7/16" rim
  • 26 reproduction Presentation-style brackets (special bracket wrench in case)
  • 5-Star Planetary pegs with ebony buttons
  • New No Knot tailpiece
  • Fluted fossilized ivory nuts
  • Engraved snail maker's plate on dowel stick
  • Softshell case
  • EC+

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