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    Handcrafted in East Lansing, Michigan, this banjo features a Whyte Laydie tone ring.  It is named for the town of Galax, Virginia, which hosts a renowned annual fiddle and banjo competition. (Galax is pronounced GAY-lax.)
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Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.

    Features:
  • Whyte Laydie 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 1/4 inch scale 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

Bart Reiter Galax Model Openback Banjo

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SKU: GALAX

Regular price
$1,595 USD
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Sale price
$1,595 USD
Handcrafted in East Lansing, Michigan, this banjo features a Whyte Laydie tone ring.  It is named for the town of Galax, Virginia, which hosts a renowned annual fiddle and banjo competition. (Galax is pronounced GAY-lax.)
More Details

More Details

Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.
    Features:
  • Whyte Laydie 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 1/4 inch scale 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