Banjo #017- The Kestrel Falcon
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.
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.
Patinated and Copper plated Brass from Balsam Banjo Works
Gotoh Raw Brass and Gold-X 5th String Tuner
Dyed goatskin head
25.5 in. G or A-scale