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Beansprout Banjo Ukulele (2011)


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Scale Length: 17.25"
Nut Width: 1.50"
Neck Wood: Red-stained maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Peghead Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: None
Fret Markers: 5, 7, 10, and 12
Nut Material: Bone
Tuners: Nickel planetary with ivoroid buttons
Finish: Hand-rubbed matte stain
Rim Size: 8"
Rim Wood: Red-stained maple
Rim or Resonator Binding: None
Tailpiece: Nickel-plated
Head: Renaissance
Armrest: None
Case: Steady semi-hard
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What a beaut! This 2011 Beansprout banjo ukulele is a delight to play as well as behold. All Beansprout instruments are hand-built in Hood River, Oregon, and while Beansprout also builds wood-bodied ukuleles and five-string banjos, the banjo ukulele has become the instrument they're perhaps best known for. This is a relatively early model, just four years after Aaron and Nicole started building, but already betrays expert craftsmanship. An eight-inch open-back maple pot pairs with a maple neck for a very bright, lively sound warmed up just a bit by the Renaissance head. Cosmetics are tasteful - a hand-rubbed red stain on the neck and pot and a classy ebony headstock overlay let everyone know this thing may be cute, but it's not a toy. Among banjo ukes, it's tough to do much better. 

The condition is excellent, showing very few signs of playwear. Included in the price is a Steady semi-hard case for protection and portability.

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