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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.