The neck heel is machined to fit our Five-Star bluegrass banjo pot, or similar 11" (279.40mm)-diameter Mastertone-style banjo rim with one-piece resonator flange. I am selling my 40+ year collection of vintage banjos, mandolins, fretted instruments and new parts for banjos . Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3 additional frets into the length of the banjo so that he could tune it lower to open E tuning. Serial #127175. The neck was custom made by Larry Cohea, the well-know Luthier/banjo neck craftsman from the San Francisco Bay area; done in the same detail as the original Langsile III tenor banjo. There are 2 tuning pegs with it that appear to be plastic. Fiddles, cellos, guitars, and yes, even banjos have a small angle built into the neck/body joint. Any questions please E-Mail. This pot design gives the Vega Long Neck Banjo a round full tone that sustains with a pure and clear sparkle. Please note that this neck heel shape will not fit a Gibson ® "tube and plate" rim, nor a straight-sided rim such as our Old-Time banjo … This small angle allows for adjustment to take place. $1250. ORIGINAL 5 String Neck. Tenor banjos have four strings and a short, narrow neck. The banjo ukulele, also known as the banjolele or banjo uke, is a four-stringed musical instrument with a small banjo-type body and a fretted ukulele neck. I still play a vintage Vega Tubaphone pot equipped with a custom Larry Cohea neck made 30 years ago in 1984. Quality vintage instruments and parts . The banjo neck heel radius is a subtle detail that makes all the difference. Confusingly, the name ‘tenor’ gives the impression that the banjo is going to sound pretty low in pitch, as you’d expect from an instrument that follows classical four-part harmony organization. You’ll definitely be heard in a jam or group setting. This means that you get a loud, full sound out of it, despite the smaller scale length. I wouldn’t expect to have any issues with the neck on this banjo, but a truss rod is usually preferable. MORE PICTURES. The earliest known banjoleles were built by John A. Bolander and by Alvin D. Keech, both in 1917.. Reproduction in excellent condition. The neck materials and design match the original wood used in the pot-body and in the resonator. The neck length from the nut is 18" The entire length of the banjo is 34" I will ship FedEx Ground. Click on Pictures for Larger View #163 Gibson 5 String Mastertone Neck. It works with both 11 and 12 inch rims. Given the same scale length, the neck for a banjo with an 11 inch rim is slightly longer than the neck for a banjo with a 12 inch rim. Banjos Necks For Sale. I have just one side profile pattern that I use for banjo necks. Keep scale length in mind when making the banjo neck side profile pattern. The tuners were pegs rather than machines. Nearly all stringed instruments have the neck attached at an angle. However, in reality, these instruments actually produce the highest tone of all banjos. SOLD #162 Gibson RB 250 Mastertone . One great thing about the parlor banjo is that, unlike other small banjos, it has a full-sized, 11″ head. The head stock was broken and repaired at one time(see pictures) There is no overlay.
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