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Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.

  • 11.5" rim with 22 bracket hooks
  • Hard maple pot with birdseye maple cap
  • The rim laminations are steam bent then kiln tempered and glued with a waterproof glue
  • Beveled Hornbeam (ironwood) tone hoop
  • Ebony peghead overlay
  • Scooped ebony fingerboard
  • Carbon fiber reinforcing rod in neck
  • 25.5" scale length
  • Dowel stick with fitted ferrule
  • Pisgah Hawktail tailpiece
  • Remo Renaissance Head
  • Gotoh tuners with amber buttons
  • Mother-of-pearl Mythical Beast inlay in overlay and at 5th and 17th frets
  • Light cinnamon finish
  • Frank Lee says, Bloom banjos are "unsurpassed in craftsmanship. Very consistent tone, right down the line."

Bloom Hornbeam Special 11.5" Openback Banjo

Expert Setup
Limited Warranty Included

SKU: BHBS3

Regular price
$1,795.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$1,795.00 USD
Handcrafted in Michigan, this handsome openback banjo features a heavy maple pot with birdseye maple cap and a beveled Hornbeam (ironwood) tone hoop. The light curly maple neck is cut and finished by hand and is patterned after the Fairbanks banjos of the early 20th century. A great banjo --  a very direct instrument with strong fundamental tonal qualities. Dan Gellert, Frank Lee and Allison DeGroot have played this model and reviewed it favorably.
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More Details

Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.
  • 11.5" rim with 22 bracket hooks
  • Hard maple pot with birdseye maple cap
  • The rim laminations are steam bent then kiln tempered and glued with a waterproof glue
  • Beveled Hornbeam (ironwood) tone hoop
  • Ebony peghead overlay
  • Scooped ebony fingerboard
  • Carbon fiber reinforcing rod in neck
  • 25.5" scale length
  • Dowel stick with fitted ferrule
  • Pisgah Hawktail tailpiece
  • Remo Renaissance Head
  • Gotoh tuners with amber buttons
  • Mother-of-pearl Mythical Beast inlay in overlay and at 5th and 17th frets
  • Light cinnamon finish
  • Frank Lee says, Bloom banjos are "unsurpassed in craftsmanship. Very consistent tone, right down the line."