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No Longer Available: Wildwood Artist Banjo

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Note!  Wildwood Banjos are now discontinued with the retirement of their builder, Mark Platen.   The few models we have in stock are the last new Wildwoods that will be available.   

The model illustrated here is no longer available as new, and  this post is maintained for historical purposes only.  

Wildwood banjos continue to be one of the most prominent of our professional level banjo lines. These U.S. made instruments feature a “flat head style” cast tone ring, one piece cast resonator flange, fancy fiddleback maple or American black walnut necks inlaid with mother of pearl and abalone, binding and purfling, and fancy figured matching resonators … truly hard driving workhorses designed to make serious bluegrass music!

The Wildwood Artist Model’s newly designed inlays feature mother of pearl inlaid into red abalone … technically challenging but much like the older traditional bluegrass inlays of the 1950’s. The Artist Model banjo is available in either curly hard Maple (stained or natural finish) or, as special order, quarter sawn American black walnut!

Specifications for the Wildwood Artist Banjo

Neck 2-Piece Laminated Curly or Maple Black Walnut neck with matching resonator

Mother-of-pearl inlaid into red abalonefingerboard and peghead inlays

2 way adjustable truss rod system

Ebony peghead veneer, heel cap and fingerboard

26.25″ scale length 22 fret neck

Tone Ring and Rim Flat head cast tone ring

Rim machined from solid rock maple blocks

Rim purfled to match neck and resonator

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  • Model: Artist
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 08/12/2010

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 26.25in

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