Prust Banjos

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I have been making fretless banjos for over 10 years with the object being to make a basic, almost primitive banjo similar to the ones common around the Civil War era. I also wanted to come up with a banjo that had a good sound and would be very playable for clawhammer style.

These banjos have been very popular with Civil War Reenactors and Living History folks.

The banjos have a 13" three-ply white oak pot, maple neck, calfskin head, violin type tuners with tapered holes that work very well, and nylon strings. The neck is scooped in order to give plenty of room for frailing and still keep close action where the neck is played. The neck is chunky near the heel for stability and wide at the nut.

Buyer pays flat rate of $25.00 for shipping within the continental US. Rates vary for international shipments.

 


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