Wildwood clawhammer banjos feature a slightly wider maple neck, their own version of the tubaphone-style tone ring, some models with bracket shoe bands, and all with a sound and character unique to Wildwood. All Wildwood banjos are available in your choice of woods.
Wildwood rims are completely different from conventional rims. Where as conventional rims are “wrapped laminates”, these rims are machined from solid rock maple blocks. The effect is obvious as soon as you play one. The volume, the clarity, the character of the sound are all due to the solid nature of these rims. Each rim is machined to exacting specifications, bound and purfled to match the neck and stained to match the color of the neck.
Our Traditional tone rings are featured in all models of our open back banjos. This nickel plated brass ring is our version of the Tubaphone-style tone rings of the early 1920’s. These rings are made in house and are a great compliment to our block laminate rim!
|Tone Ring||Tub-a-phone style tone ring, rim turned from solid rock maple blocks. Rim bound inside & out with grained ivoroid & marquetry.|
|Neck||2-piece flame maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard. 1 7/32″ bone nut, 26 1/8″ scale length. Intricate mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlay. Marquetry fillet along side of fingerboard
2-way truss rod.
|Hardware/electronics||Geared 5th string peg, Waverly style tailpiece, rolled armrest.|
|Playability/Action||We can set these up to match your requirements.|
|Case||deluxe Wildwood hardshell case|
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