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❌SOLD❌ Wildwood Troubador Black Walnut Banjo


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Note!  Wildwood Banjos are being discontinued with the retirement of their builder, Mark Platen.   These in-stock models are the last new Wildwoods that will be available. 

Here we have a slightly more dressed up Wildwood Troubador frailing banjo with binding and wood purfling on both neck and rim as well as some very tastefully executed pearloid inlay work on the fingerboard and peghead. The Troubador is a professional level instrument in every regard. The wood selection is top notch as is the craftsmanship and attention to detail with regards to fit and finish. The tone projects without being harsh or losing the ‘old time’ clawhammer sound.

Wildwood banjo necks are 2 piece –  laminated maple with an ebony black veneer down the center line. Laminated necks are inherently stronger and more stable than most 1 pc. necks. Each neck is reinforced with a 2-way adjustable truss rod system. Binding and wood purfling along the side of the neck is standard on all models except the Minstrel. The intensity of the figure in the wood, as well as the complexity of the inlays increase with each model.

Wildwood rims are completely different from conventional rims. Where as conventional rims are “wrapped laminates”, Wildwood rims are machined from solid rock maple blocks. The effect is obvious as soon as you play one of these banjos. 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 (on open back models only), and stained to match the color of the neck.


Price: $1,949.00 CAD
  • Model: Troubador
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 21/11/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.7lbs 3.5kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.75mm
  • Nut Width: 1.25in 32mm
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