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Sold! Rickard Maple Ridge Frailing Banjo, Antiqued Brass Hardware, 2015

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The Rickard Maple Ridge Frailing Banjo is an open back, frailing style instrument built in Aurora, Ontario by Bill Rickard who also crafts the metal components.  

This lovely, very well made banjo features a three-piece laminated maple neck with a two-way adjustable truss rod, 25.5 inch scale ebony fingerboard with Frailing scoop, and ‘dot and star’ inlay pattern. The eleven inch diameter pot uses a 3/8 inch maple rim and a Rickard-made, Dobson style tone ring. Tuners are by Gotoh and are quite good. The metal hardware all has antiqued brass finish. The head is Fiberskyn.

This Rickard Maple Ridge Frailing Banjo is in very good condition. New production sells for around $2,000 Canadian.

A Superior arched top hard shell case, likely original, is included.

Do check out the Rickard demonstration video of Frank Evans, who often tours with the Slocan Ramblers.   Frank  plays “Davy Come On Back And Act Like You Ought To” from the late Delbert Hughes, a coal miner and fiddler from the southern part of West Virginia.


 

Price: $1500 CAD
  • Model: Maple Ridge
  • Year: 2015
  • Finish Antiqued Brass
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: N/A
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 21/11/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.54lbs 2.52kg
  • Scale Length: 648mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 35mm 1.38in
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