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Rickard Custom 11"


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Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.31"
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Peghead Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: None
Fret Markers: 3rd, 7th, 10th, 12th, and 15th frets
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: None
Tuners: Rickard Cyclone 10:1 aged brass planetary with ebony buttons
Finish: Hand polished catalyzed varnish
Rim Size: 11"
Rim Wood: Maple with spunover antiqued brass
Tonering: Dobson
Brackets: 18
Tailpiece: Aged brass no-knot
Head: Remo Renaissance
Armrest: None
Case: Superior hard-shell case
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For the most part, we stuck close to the script when ordering our first Rickards, and opted for tried-and-true models that old time banjo players already know and love. But this beautiful Rickard Custom 11" separates itself from the pack by way of a spunover antiqued brass rim for a vintage-inspired look and a bright and powerful sound that augments the natural character of its maple neck and pot. We added a Dobson-style tone ring to up the ante and the volume, turning this custom masterpiece into a uniquely responsive and loud open-back that will make sure your frailing doesn't get lost in the mix at your favorite jam. As per usual, Bill Rickard's necks give this five-string a distinctive feel and sound, and his famous Cyclone planetary tuners make finding the right pitch a breeze. Included in the price is a Superior hard-shell case.

*Photos from our inventory, actual grain patterns may vary Slightly. Contact us for details.