~The banjo is incredible. I’ve already posted some stuff about it on Instagram. My brother is a custom craftsman and I showed it to him and he was very impressed. It sounds amazing. I’ve already written one or two song demos with it. Anyway thanks again and great working with ya. - Michael Bain(Sun June)
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Rim Diameter: 11" or 12"
Peghead: Square or Traditional (+$100)
Wood: Walnut or Curly Maple (+$100)
Tone Ring: Rolled Brass (5/16")
Peghead Overlay: Rocklite
Trim Wood: Rocklite
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Neck Length: 19"
Fretboard Width: 1-1/4" @ nut & 1-15/16" @ rim
Rim Depth: 3"
Rim Thickness: 7/16"
Hardware: Aged Brass
Tuners: Gotoh (aged brass)
Number of Hooks: 18
Tuner Buttons: Ebony
Scoop: Above 17th fret with Brass Scoop Plate stamped BUCKEYE (let me know if you don't want a Scoop Plate)
Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Position dots (3mm) & Side dots
Neck Reinforcement: Two-Way Adjustable Truss Rod
B100 Banjo: $2500
-If paying with credit card add 3%
-Case (Saga HS brown bump case): $100
-Banjos can be shipped worldwide - shipping covered by customer.
-Virginia residents required to pay 5.3% VA sales tax...sorry
B100 Ordering Info
The B100 is the base model Buckeye, however it is far from basic. I stripped this model down to its essential elements in order to give it a simple, elegant feel with the focus being on the wood and hardware. It's L-shoes and tailpiece are my own custom designs that are sand cast giving them a soft, organic feel, and then aged to a beautiful dark patina. It also comes with a Brass Scoop Plate, inspired by Henry Dobson's late 19th century banjos, into which I hand stamp BUCKEYE.
This banjo has a beautiful well balanced sound and has a warm round tone with a solid low end, but also a nice crisp high end with plenty of projection making it able to perform well in any playing situation - from a solo session on your porch, to fiddle banjo duets, to larger band and jam situations and or even playing for crazed square dances. The Walnut version will have a slightly mellower tone than the Maple version.
If you would like to order one, just contact me and let me know. The current wait time for a B100 is in the 8-12 month range.
The detailed specs for this banjo are listed below and are set - no customizations (except the rim size, wood and peghead). Closeup photos are shown below (although without the scoop plate) and sound clips should be coming soon.