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  • Image 1 of Chuck Lee Prairieville Openback Banjo, 11" Rim, Whyte Laydie Tone Ring- SKU# CLPRAIRIE-838 : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
    Chuck Lee has an eye for woods and an ear for tone.  This all-walnut banjo's understated look puts emphasis on the beauty of burled grain.  The Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring provides dynamic and punchy tone.  Raw brass hardware includes a side-grooved tension hoop (no hooks on top), for playing comfort without armrest, Peghed tuning gears look like violin pegs, but are geared inside. 
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Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.

  • Walnut neck (3-piece for stability like all Chuck Lee banjos)
  • Prairieville peghead shape
  • Dobson heel shape
  • Bent walnut rim
  • Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring
  • Traditional dowel stick construction
  • Side-grooved tension hoop means no hooks on top and a smooth tension hoop surface, comfortable without armrest
  • Raw brass hardware
  • Pegheds tuning gears
  • No-Knot tailpiece
  • Renaissance head
  • Ebony-top bridge
  • Ebony fretboard (1-5/16" nut, 25-1/2" scale) with long Texas scoop
  • Offset dot position markers, abalone pearl
  • Satin oil varnish finish
  • Medium Elixir strings
  • Serial # 838

Chuck Lee Prairieville Openback Banjo, 11" Rim, Whyte Laydie Tone Ring

Expert Setup
Limited Warranty Included

SKU: CLPRAIRIE-838

Regular price
$3,825 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$3,825 USD
Chuck Lee has an eye for woods and an ear for tone.  This all-walnut banjo's understated look puts emphasis on the beauty of burled grain.  The Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring provides dynamic and punchy tone.  Raw brass hardware includes a side-grooved tension hoop (no hooks on top), for playing comfort without armrest, Peghed tuning gears look like violin pegs, but are geared inside. 
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Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.
  • Walnut neck (3-piece for stability like all Chuck Lee banjos)
  • Prairieville peghead shape
  • Dobson heel shape
  • Bent walnut rim
  • Electric (Whyte Laydie) tone ring
  • Traditional dowel stick construction
  • Side-grooved tension hoop means no hooks on top and a smooth tension hoop surface, comfortable without armrest
  • Raw brass hardware
  • Pegheds tuning gears
  • No-Knot tailpiece
  • Renaissance head
  • Ebony-top bridge
  • Ebony fretboard (1-5/16" nut, 25-1/2" scale) with long Texas scoop
  • Offset dot position markers, abalone pearl
  • Satin oil varnish finish
  • Medium Elixir strings
  • Serial # 838