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Banjo #014- The Peony Blossoms

Peony Floral Inlay
Peony Inlay Closeup
Peony Neck
Peony Dobson Heel
Peony tuners
Peony Peghead
Peony Patina
Peony neck laminations
Peony Neck and Pot
Peony Inside Pot
Peony Inlay Only
Peony Goatskin
Peony Bridge and Tailpiece
Peony Back Peghead
Peony Back heel figure
Peony Back Figure
Peony Back Full
Peony Copper Pot

Details:

This beautiful collaboration banjo with Pisgah Banjos' Patrick Heavner is made up of Patrick's 11in Copper spun walnut pot and brass hardware (copper plated and patinated in the Blackberry Banjo Co. workshop), and Black Berry Banjo Co.'s highly figured and marbled Claro Walnut and Bloodwood neck, with a beautifully inlayed Mesquite fretboard, Blood Wood scoop and peghead  and Claro Walnut Romero-style dowel. The obvious beauty of this instrument from the figured wood and patinated hardware, to the painstakingly inlayed Peony Blossoms is evident at first glance, but the true beauty of the instrument comes with the first note. The heavy copper pot and walnut neck create a loud but beautifully mellow tone. The goatskin head helps to warm up the banjos sound. It sounds great with both steel strings and Nylgut strings, and has not trouble being heard.

 

Wood:                                          

Claro Walnut and Bloodwood Neck, Mesquite Fretboard with Bloodwood, Yellow Heart, and Poplar Peony Inlay, Copper-Clad Walnut Rim, Bloodwood Peghead and Scoop, Patagonia Rosewood Binding on Fretboard and Peghead. 

Hardware:                                   

Patinated and Copper plated Brass from Balsam Banjo Works 

Tuners:                                        

Gotoh Raw Brass and Gold-X 5th String Tuner

Tone Ring:                                   

Dobson Tonering

Head:                                          

Dyed goatskin head

Scale:                                           

25.5 in. G or A-scale

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