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New Banjo reclaimed maple Maple/
SOLD
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Mendel
Product Year
2013
Model
Banjo reclaimed maple
Serial #
99999
New/Preowned
New
SKU
3739
Condition
Brand New Rim Diameter 12"Rim Depth 3 1/8"Total Length 38"Fingerboard Width at Body 2"Solid Maple ConstructionIntegral Tone RingBone Nut and 5th String PipNo-Knot TailpieceRim and Tone Ring made from Michigan Hard Maple from 80-100 Year Old Farmhouse Attic Floor
Body Type(s)
Banjo
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Acacia
Neck Wood
Maple
Bridge
Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
18
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ebony Buttons
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
12 in
Upper Bout
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
1.69 in
String Spacing (mm)
42.9 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Superior
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Description

Here's a great open-back banjo by Joe Mendel of Chesterfield, MO. It features solid Maple (reclaimed from a 100 year old Michigan farmhouse) construction, with and integral tone ring. It's perfect for clawhammer-style playing, and has excellent projection and sustain, thanks, in part, to the laminated maple neck. It's a whole lotta banjo for not much scratch!

If you're looking for a great-sounding, hand-crafted banjo that won't break the bank, this is the perfect instrument. It's open-back style is great for frailing, and it's got a simple elegance to it that I find very appealing. I also really like the look and feel of the maple neck, and this one features maple that comes from a 100 year old farmhouse!
 
I really like these banjos. The tone is bright and has lots of ring which can be dampened per each user's particular taste using a towel or duct tape on the head. For the samples, I used a paper towel folded up in a square and placed between the head and the tension bar on the neck end. All in all, the maple tone rings and maple bodies are a great sound combination.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.25 in
STRING SPACING 1.69 in
WOODS ACACIA,
MAPLE

Here's a great open-back banjo by Joe Mendel of Chesterfield, MO. It features solid Maple (reclaimed from a 100 year old Michigan farmhouse) construction, with and integral tone ring.
 

If you're looking for a great-sounding, hand-crafted banjo that won't break the bank, this is the perfect instrument. It's open-back style is great for frailing, and it's got a simple elegance to it that I find very appealing.
 
I really like these banjos. The tone is bright and has lots of ring which can be dampened per each user's particular taste using a towel or duct tape on the head.
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