Instrument Details

2003 Ball Custom Banjo Maple, Internal Resonator
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Ball
Product Year
2003
Model
Custom
Serial #
121
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
3250
Condition
Excellent
Body Type(s)
Banjo
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Other
Neck Wood
Maple
Bridge
Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Fish Theme
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Fish Theme
Bindings
None
Tuners
Five Star
Tuner Finish
Chrome With Black Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
12 in
Lower Bout
12 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.25 in
Nut Width (mm)
31.8 mm
String Spacing
1.81 in
String Spacing (mm)
46 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - TKL
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Description

It is very clear that Dave Ball is a banjo player who makes banjos. Only a player could build an instrument that is so musical, easy to play and inspiring. This one is also completely custom with features that include his Internal Resonator Rim with a Phenolic back, Grenadillo tone ring, Contoured Neck shape, Boat Heel, Scooped Fingerboard, Carbon Fiber reinforced neck, French Polish Finish. Dave Ball also adorned this one with his full Fish Inlay theme on the entire fingerboard, it's is gorgeous. We particularly like the Internal Resonator design, it makes for a mellower, more woody tone that is very compelling.

This is one of the best sounding open back banjos I've heard. The Internal Resonator is basically a 'body' instead of just a rim so you get more of the wood character. The result is sweet and warm with a lovely round attack that is perfect for Old-Time music. This is very cool indeed.
 
This is a very unusual banjo with it's resonating chamber and "f" holes. The inlay is beautifully done and has a nautical theme. The design gives it a deep, throaty sound.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.25 in
STRING SPACING 1.81 in
WOODS OTHER,
MAPLE

It is very clear that Dave Ball is a banjo player who makes banjos. Only a player could build an instrument that is so musical, easy to play and inspiring.
 

This is one of the best sounding open back banjos I've heard. The Internal Resonator is basically a 'body' instead of just a rim so you get more of the wood character.
 
This is a very unusual banjo with it's resonating chamber and "f" holes. The inlay is beautifully done and has a nautical theme.
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