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Menzies Gourd Banjo #509 (MGB4-509)

  • 4-string neck (3 long strings, one short)
  • Oval peghead
  • Handcarved coconut wood neck
  • Swelled neck shape, no scoop
  • Gourd body with soundhole on side
  • Gourd measures approx 9-1/2" wide X 6-1/4" tall
  • Goatskin head is tacked & glued in place
  • Handcarved hardwood tuning pegs, tailpiece & bridge
  • Bone nut
  • Strings: Genuine Gut
  • Replacement strings: Aquila #1B Nylgut strings (5-string set)  (AQ1BR)  
  • Scale: approx 24-3/4"
  • Overall length: 34"
  • Handmade by Jeff Menzies in Jamaica

Menzies Fretless 4-String Gourd Banjo #509

Menzies Fretless 4-String Gourd Banjo #509

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SKU: MGB4-509

Regular price $950 USD
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Menzies fretless 4-string gourd banjo #509 has a coconut wood neck with elongated oval peghead.  The fingerboard swells where it meets the gourd.  There is no scoop or logo for a more antique look.  Strung with genuine gut strings.  (Strings were acquired from the late Mike Seeger when Jeff made a banjo for him.) Hand made with Jeff's usual good care and attention.
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Menzies Gourd Banjo #509 (MGB4-509)

  • 4-string neck (3 long strings, one short)
  • Oval peghead
  • Handcarved coconut wood neck
  • Swelled neck shape, no scoop
  • Gourd body with soundhole on side
  • Gourd measures approx 9-1/2" wide X 6-1/4" tall
  • Goatskin head is tacked & glued in place
  • Handcarved hardwood tuning pegs, tailpiece & bridge
  • Bone nut
  • Strings: Genuine Gut
  • Replacement strings: Aquila #1B Nylgut strings (5-string set)  (AQ1BR)  
  • Scale: approx 24-3/4"
  • Overall length: 34"
  • Handmade by Jeff Menzies in Jamaica
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