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Ute 11" Premium


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Scale Length: 26.25"
Nut Width: 1.19"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Peghead Overlay: None
Peghead Inlay: Buffalo nickel
Fret Markers: 3, 7, 9, 12, 15, and 17
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: None
Tuners: Nickel planetary with pearloid buttons
Finish: Hand-rubbed matte
Rim Size: 11"
Rim Wood: Multi-ply maple
Tonering: None
Brackets: 26
Tailpiece: Nickel-plated no-knot
Head: Renaissance
Armrest: Select hardwood
Case: Padded gig bag
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The Ute is an excellent open-back banjo built by longtime Colorado banjo luthier Chuck Ogsbury. The Ute is an excellent banjo designed for the beginner or intermediate player who has a good ear for quality and loves the inherent charm of a hand-built instrument, with rustic touches and charm that readily separate it from production models. All Utes come stock with multi-ply maple pots and solid mahogany necks, with aged hardware and Chuck's trademark buffalo nickel in the headstock. This Ute 11" Premium features 26 brackets as compared to the standard 14, giving the banjo a tighter, crisper sound. Included in the price is a padded gig bag.

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