(NEW) We've just received a new batch of Dogwood Banjos, built by our good friend Mike Chew, and we're reminded how much love can go into a hand-made instrument. Dogwood open-backs have a very satisfying mix of rustic aesthetics and fine details for the wood-obsessed.
This walnut 11" model has a nice deep pot, inspired by the work of the great Chuck Lee. The walnut has a light figuring, and is nicely set off by the canary wood rim cap and fingerboard. The neck is walnut with a wenge center strip, and the scale length is 25 1/2". Brass hardware with matching gold tuners with ebony knobs. Brass hoop tone ring.
This banjo is loud and deep sounding, with a little bit of a growl to it! Very pleasing for clawhammer and old time. Includes gig bag (call us if you'd like to upgrade to a hard case.)
AMW Price: $2,195