#378 Maple and Pistachio Five String Banjo

This instrument shows me experimenting a bit, admittedly within the narrow guidelines I give myself to stay on brand. It is my normal five string banjo, but with two main changes. 1st, I stained the maple a nice reddish brown. 2nd, I added a small rolled brass ring to the top of the rim. Overall, I am quite pleased. I played it for a rehearsal today and liked the tone and feel of it. You can hear this banjo in the video below, compared to another with a different setup.

Hi Aaron,
It’s here and I LOVE it. I’m new to the banjo world but it’s a million times better than what I’ve been learning on - louder, more complex, greater depth of tone and SO much more playable. Thanks for making such a beautiful instrument. I feel very privileged to be learning on something so special. I can’t put it down!!!!
- M.S.