Here is a new personal banjo. I was craving the higher gear ratio (18:1) that a slotted peghead can offer. This banjo also features a new scale length, 25 7/8"; right in the middle of my standard open-back 25.5" scale and the 26 1/4" standard scale for bluegrass banjos. I'm really enjoying this scale length.
12" Claro walnut neck and rim with custom peghead
Belle Rose tonering
Macassar Ebony fingerboard, peghead, heel and rim overlays
Cast bronze Romero teardrop tailpiece
Cast bronze rounded J-shoes
Lightly aged brass and bronze hardware
Cherry blossom inlay of Gold and tahitian black mother-of-pearl, brass, maple burl and bloodwood