Skip to product information
  • Image 1 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
    This light weight openback banjo features a tunneled 5th string - all 5 strings tune at the peghead. A brass hoop tone ring & fiberskyn head provide strong warm tone. Andy Denny uses North American hardwoods (locally grown when possible) for the neck and rim, US-made hardware, and he makes his own tension hoops. He names each banjo -- Winter is one of a kind.

    See More Details section for notes about selecting a case.
    More Details
  • Image 2 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 3 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 4 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 5 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 6 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 7 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 8 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 9 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 10 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 11 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 12 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
  • Image 13 of Denny Openback Banjo, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring- SKU# AD12-WINTER : Product Type Open Back Banjos : Elderly Instruments
1 of 13

More Details

Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.

  • WINTER
  • Cherry 2-piece guitar style neck with slotted peghead 
  • 5 guitar-style tuning gears
  • 5th string tunneled through neck to peghead
  • 12" cherry block-construction rim
  • Wooden flange on rim instead of metal bracket shoes for lighter weight
  • Brass tone hoop
  • Hooks sit in a recessed groove on tension hoop for arm comfort without armrest
  • Ebony fretboard (25 1/2" scale) with large copper side dots
  • Scoop above 17th fret
  • Dowel stick construction
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Nickel hardware
  • No-Knot Tailpiece
  • Remo Fiberskyn 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, Winter, 12" Rim, Cherry with Brass Rod Tone Ring

Expert Setup
Limited Warranty Included

SKU: AD12-WINTER

Regular price
$1,400 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$1,400 USD
This light weight openback banjo features a tunneled 5th string - all 5 strings tune at the peghead. A brass hoop tone ring & fiberskyn head provide strong warm tone. Andy Denny uses North American hardwoods (locally grown when possible) for the neck and rim, US-made hardware, and he makes his own tension hoops. He names each banjo -- Winter is one of a kind.

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

More Details

Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.
  • WINTER
  • Cherry 2-piece guitar style neck with slotted peghead 
  • 5 guitar-style tuning gears
  • 5th string tunneled through neck to peghead
  • 12" cherry block-construction rim
  • Wooden flange on rim instead of metal bracket shoes for lighter weight
  • Brass tone hoop
  • Hooks sit in a recessed groove on tension hoop for arm comfort without armrest
  • Ebony fretboard (25 1/2" scale) with large copper side dots
  • Scoop above 17th fret
  • Dowel stick construction
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Nickel hardware
  • No-Knot Tailpiece
  • Remo Fiberskyn 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.