Instrument Details

1975 Henderson Banjo #5
$18,535 $17,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Henderson, Wayne
builder
Wayne Henderson
Product Year
1975
Model
Banjo
Serial #
5
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2120
Condition
Some cracks in resonator, appear stable. Hardware has tarnishing, some marks at heel, frets are clean.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Banjo
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Skin - Fiber
Neck Wood
Maple - Figured
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Maple
Rosette
None
Top Trim
None
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
White
Fret Markers
MOP
Frets to Body
22
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
White
Tuners
Planetary
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None
Body Length
11 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
11 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
3.75 in
Scale Length
27 in
Scale Length (mm)
686 mm
Nut Width
1.19 in
Nut Width (mm)
30 mm
String Spacing
1.75 in
String Spacing (mm)
44.5 mm
Weight
10 lb. 13 oz.
Case
Hardshell
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Description

We’re already very familiar with Wayne Henderson’s flattops—and we love them dearly. We’ve been fortunate enough to have seen a great number pass through our hands, but until today we’ve never seen what Wayne can do with a Bluegrass Banjo. This Mastertone-inspired wonder was built all the way back in 1975 with gold etched hardware, Maple resonator, and tight flamed Maple neck. This is #5 of only 19 banjos that Wayne has built to date, each unique, and this is one of only two with “Henderson” inlaid at the headstock. Long scale setup at 27” and 1 3/16” nut; a hefty 10lbs 13oz; broken in and opened up tone.


We put this one through its paces with our own Al Petteway here: https://youtu.be/fwCtqRJPdCI


Other keywords: w.c. henderson, fingerpicking, mop, tone ring, planetary

What a treat to have this rare, collectible and extremely playable banjo from Wayne Henderson. Number 5 of 19 ever made and one of only two with the Henderson logo on the headstock. A big brass flange is the key here and of course the beautiful figured Maple. Wonderful!
 
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SCALE LENGTH 27 in
NUT WIDTH 1.19 in
STRING SPACING 1.75 in
WOODS SKIN - FIBER,
MAPLE

We’re already very familiar with Wayne Henderson’s flattops—and we love them dearly. We’ve been fortunate enough to have seen a great number pass through our hands, but until today we’ve never seen what Wayne can do with a Bluegrass Banjo.
 

What a treat to have this rare, collectible and extremely playable banjo from Wayne Henderson. Number 5 of 19 ever made and one of only two with the Henderson logo on the headstock.
 
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