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Rickard Open Back Banjo (c.2005)


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Scale Length- 25.5"
Nut Width- 1-3/8"
Neck Wood- Stained Maple
Fretboard Wood- Ebony
Peghead Overlay- Rosewood
Peghead Inlay- Crescent Moon and Star in Abalone
Fret Markers- Stars and Planets in MOP & Abalone
Nut Material- Bone
Tuners- Black Planetary
Rim Size- 12"
Rim material- Half-Spun Nickel Clad
Tonering- Whyte Laydie
Brackets- 18 Aged Brass
Tailpiece- No Knot
Head- Remo Renaissance 
Armrest- Aged Brass
Case- Original Hard Shell Superior Case
This beautiful Rickard 12" open back banjo is out of this world! We are all over the moon about this stellar banjo. Seriously, we're seeing stars!  The Whyte Laydie tone-ring system in conjunction with the 12" half-spun pot give this banjo a punch and clarity that sounds perfect of frailing, old-time, and just about anything else you would ever want to play with this. There is a very subtle beveled edge 'scoop' that gives you enough clearance for clawhammer playing. The neck profile comes to a very comfortable V shape. There is some play-wear on the head and a few very small dings here and there typical to a 13-year old banjo, otherwise it is set up wonderfully and ready to pick. This comes with the original Superior hard shell case.