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C. Waldman 12" Openback Banjo No. 165 (#CW165)

  • 12" 2-Ply (plus step) Cherry Rim
  • California Redwood Tone Rim, Beveled -- with 3 Tone Holes*
  • Hand-Carved Cherry Neck w/ Claro Walnut
  • 1/4" x 3/8" Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rod
  • 17 Fret Ebony Fingerboard, scooped
  • 25-1/2" Scale Length
  • EVO Fretwire
  • Claro Walnut accent woods
  • Claro Walnut hand carved tailpiece
  • Cherry armrest
  • Brass Hardware & shop-built tension hoop
  • Gotoh Tuners, Brass w/ Black Buttons
  • Custom off-set 3-leg bridge 
  • Renaissance Head
  • Hand-rubbed oil varnish finish
  • D'Addario J-55 Strings
  • Weighs 4 lbs

*The Chromatic model has 3 vertical holes in the tone rim that vary in depth according to the fret scale. This adds sympathetic tones in the same family as the chromatic scale of fretted notes. Other features of the Chromatic are a coved tone rim, a varied rim wall thickness (the “step” adds thickness at the top to support the tone rim), and the select combinations of wood.

C. Waldman 12" Chromatic (Step Side) Openback Banjo - No. 165

C. Waldman 12" Chromatic (Step Side) Openback Banjo - No. 165

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SKU: CW165

Regular price $1,875 USD
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Experience the Elderly Difference

This C. Waldman 12" Chromatic openback banjo offers impressive tone and light weight. Features include a hand-carved cherry neck, 12" 2-ply cherry rim,  and Waldman's integral all-wood "Tone Rim" of California Redwood (see Details section below).  With Claro walnut accent woods on neck and rim, scooped fretboard, and handcarved tailpiece, bridge &  armrest.  Tone is bright and loud. Weighs just 4 lbs. Impeccably handcrafted in the USA in Chuck's one-person shop. 

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C. Waldman 12" Openback Banjo No. 165 (#CW165)

  • 12" 2-Ply (plus step) Cherry Rim
  • California Redwood Tone Rim, Beveled -- with 3 Tone Holes*
  • Hand-Carved Cherry Neck w/ Claro Walnut
  • 1/4" x 3/8" Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rod
  • 17 Fret Ebony Fingerboard, scooped
  • 25-1/2" Scale Length
  • EVO Fretwire
  • Claro Walnut accent woods
  • Claro Walnut hand carved tailpiece
  • Cherry armrest
  • Brass Hardware & shop-built tension hoop
  • Gotoh Tuners, Brass w/ Black Buttons
  • Custom off-set 3-leg bridge 
  • Renaissance Head
  • Hand-rubbed oil varnish finish
  • D'Addario J-55 Strings
  • Weighs 4 lbs

*The Chromatic model has 3 vertical holes in the tone rim that vary in depth according to the fret scale. This adds sympathetic tones in the same family as the chromatic scale of fretted notes. Other features of the Chromatic are a coved tone rim, a varied rim wall thickness (the “step” adds thickness at the top to support the tone rim), and the select combinations of wood.

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