Set-up

As a player myself, I am aware of how much the set-up process has to do with the overall sound, responsiveness, and playability of a banjo. I understand that each player has a unique playing style and a certain tone they are after. Once you have chosen the wood, rim size, and tone ring, the choice of head-type, tailpiece, and bridge wood will fine-tune the tone of the instrument.

Listed below are the set-up options available - I look forward to working with you to help customize your instrument.

Romero compensated bridge image

TAILPIECE OPTIONS
Cast bronze Romero tailpiece. Read more about our tailpieces here.
Kershner-style - An excellent adjustable tailpiece
No-knot - Simple tailpiece most widely used for old-time banjos

HEAD
Depending on the sound and stability you're after, we have both synthetic and natural heads available. Generally, we like the overall tone on skin heads better but really enjoy the stability that synthetic heads offer in a variety of climates.
Standard synthetic heads available: Renaissance, white, frosted, Fyberskin.
Natural heads available: calf skin, goat skin.

SCOOP
Depending on your playing style, you may want a scoop. A scoop allows you to play more freely over the highest frets on the neck. Some examples of scoops.

STRINGS
String options include include steel, synthetic nylon or gut strings, all in a variety gauges.

BRIDGE
Jason first saw a five-hole type construction ten years ago from the banjo maker Monty Hendricks. After years of experimenting with different woods and construction types, we've decided that this three foot, five-hole design sounds better than every other variation we've tried, including single foot bridges. Our bridges are made in our shop using submerged maple; every bridge is compensated for improved intonation. Bridges are for sale separately from our banjos.



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