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    Unity is a one-of-a-kind banjo from builder Andy Denny.  It features a walnut neck & rim with integral hickory tone ring for an open tone with great volume. Wooden flange on rim replaces the usual metal L-shoes for extra-light weight.  Ebony fingerboard has 22 frets.  Denny uses North American hardwoods (locally grown when possible) for neck and rim, US-made hardware, and he makes his own tension hoops. He names each banjo -- Unity is one of a kind.

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  • UNITY
  • Walnut 2-piece neck
  • 12" walnut block-construction rim
  • Wooden flange on rim instead of metal bracket shoes for lighter weight
  • Integral wood tone ring, hickory
  • Ebony fretboard (25 1/2" scale) has 22 frets, large copper side dots
  • Dowel stick construction
  • Planetary tuners
  • Geared 5th peg
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Nickel & black hardware
  • No-Knot Tailpiece
  • Remo Renaissance head
  • Made in USA

CASE NOTE: This banjo is a bit too wide for a standard 12" openback banjo case.  Best fit is a resonator banjo gigbag like the Access or Boulder bags.

Denny Openback Banjo, Unity, 12" Rim, Walnut with Wood Tone Ring

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SKU: AD12-UNITY

Regular price
$1,300 USD
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$1,300 USD
Unity is a one-of-a-kind banjo from builder Andy Denny.  It features a walnut neck & rim with integral hickory tone ring for an open tone with great volume. Wooden flange on rim replaces the usual metal L-shoes for extra-light weight.  Ebony fingerboard has 22 frets.  Denny uses North American hardwoods (locally grown when possible) for neck and rim, US-made hardware, and he makes his own tension hoops. He names each banjo -- Unity is one of a kind.

See More Details section for notes about selecting a case.
More Details

More Details

  • UNITY
  • Walnut 2-piece neck
  • 12" walnut block-construction rim
  • Wooden flange on rim instead of metal bracket shoes for lighter weight
  • Integral wood tone ring, hickory
  • Ebony fretboard (25 1/2" scale) has 22 frets, large copper side dots
  • Dowel stick construction
  • Planetary tuners
  • Geared 5th peg
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Nickel & black hardware
  • No-Knot Tailpiece
  • Remo Renaissance head
  • Made in USA

CASE NOTE: This banjo is a bit too wide for a standard 12" openback banjo case.  Best fit is a resonator banjo gigbag like the Access or Boulder bags.