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Ute 13" Premium


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Scale Length: 26.5"
Nut Width: 1.31"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Peghead Overlay: Rosewood
Peghead Inlay: Buffalo nickel
Fret Markers: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 15th, and 17th frets
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: 7th fret
Tuners: Nickel-plated planetary with black buttons
Finish: Hand-rubbed tung oil
Rim Size: 13"
Rim Wood: Flamed maple
Tonering: None
Brackets: 24
Tailpiece: Aged nickel no-knot
Head: Renaissance
Armrest: Select hardwood
Case: Padded Access gig bag
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While 11 and 12 inch pots are commonplace in the world of open-back banjos, 13s are still somewhat rare, making this Ute 13" Premium a must-have for our store. As one would expect, the larger multi-ply flamed maple pot gives this banjo impressive volume, bass, and sustain, and makes it a great fit both for those players looking for an especially loud open-back, as well as those who are simply looking for a new sound. As with all Utes, the 13" Premium is a beautiful, hand-built instrument with lots of rustic character and old-time cosmetic sensibilities, right down to minor appointments like the aged hardware and the hardwood armrest. Comes with a padded gig bag.

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