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New Mendel 12 Inch Open Back Banjo Padauk/Fiber
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Status
Sold
Brand
Mendel, Joe
Model
12 Inch Open Back Banjo
Serial #
14050
New/Preowned
New
SKU
5110
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Banjo
Back & Sides
Padauk
Top
xx
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
None
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
17
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Walnut
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
12 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
12 in
Body Depth Heel
3.125 in
Body Depth Tail
3.125 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.31 in
Nut Width (mm)
33.3 mm
String Spacing
1.69 in
String Spacing (mm)
42.9 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Joe Mendel has been building excellent instruments for over three decades now, with an impressive and diverse body of work to showcase his mastery of the craft. From Mandolins and Guitars to numerous varieties of Banjos, Joe's offerings are wide-ranging and eclectic but all share his gift for voicing and his eye for beautiful (sometimes exotic) woods.Take this 12" Open Back Banjo in Paduak: gorgeous red hues imbue the Paduak neck and rim with a thoughtfulness and sonority that is echoed in the dark, complex tonality of the instrument's voice.

Let Joe's ultra smooth neck profile guide your hands into new and exciting tonal territory. Mendel voices his banjos to have an earthy, complex voice, and he achieves that in part by employing more wood components, and this particular batch of Paduak gives this banjo a dynamic, warm, and woody voice, with all the projection we traditionally associate with banjos.

This is one sexy banjo. I busted out some Shady Grove in Sawmill Tuning and it sent shivers up my spine.
 
This banjo really rings. It's got a lot of great qualities and I would put it on the level of many much more expensive banjos.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.31 in
STRING SPACING 1.69 in
WOODS XX,
PADAUK

Joe Mendel has been building excellent instruments for over three decades now, with an impressive and diverse body of work to showcase his mastery of the craft. From Mandolins and Guitars to numerous varieties of Banjos, Joe's offerings are wide-ranging and eclectic but all share his gift for voicing and his eye for beautiful (sometimes exotic) woods.Take this 12" Open Back Banjo in Paduak: gorgeous red hues imbue the Paduak neck and rim with a thoughtfulness and sonority that is echoed in the dark, complex tonality of the instrument's voice.Let Joe's ultra smooth neck profile guide your hands into new and exciting tonal territory.
 

This is one sexy banjo. I busted out some Shady Grove in Sawmill Tuning and it sent shivers up my spine.
 
This banjo really rings. It's got a lot of great qualities and I would put it on the level of many much more expensive banjos.
 
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