Update - SOLD - actually traded it for a mandolin.
out on banjos, so to make room for another I'm thinking of selling my Brooks
Masten tenor banjo, which was custom-made by Brooks in 2008.
Includes a very protective form-fitting custom Glenn Chronkhite gig bag/soft case. (The case is a $240 value). Contact me to buy this banjo now! Make an offer!
Masten is one of the premier banjo builders working today, and the
craftmanship on this tenor banjo is superb. It is currently set up left-handed, with side-position dots on the left-hand side, but as you probably
know tenor banjos are easily set up as either righty or lefty. All you do
is switch out the bridge and the nut...everything else is the same either way.
|Brooks Masten tenor banjo w/ walnut neck|
|Brooks 77 engraved on the rod.|
It has a
walnut neck hand-crafted by Brooks. Vega scale length - 17 frets, 20.25"
scale. Ebony fretboard. The open back rim is a
10 3/4" vintage slingerland tenor rim - birdseye maple veneer on the
outside and a rosewood cap on the bottom. With fybreskin head. It
has a brass tone ring, aged hardwear for a vintage look, and a
hard-to-find Kershner 4-string tailpiece.
The neck is
1 1/4" at the nut and 1 1/2" at the heel. It has a truss
rod. There's a bone nut. The paddle shaped peg head has a unique
Irish coin embedded in it. Brooks' signature look is an Indian-head
penny, but he used a larger coin of my choosing this time. Another
interesting feature is the fretboard dot at the 9th fret instead of the
10th. Don't let that throw you off!
|Irish coin in headstock|
|Glenn Cronkhite case (green and blue) - perfect fit|
prefer to sell to a North American buyer. The cost to ship within
the continental US will probably be around $40. Canadian shipping costs
TBD. Please send me an email (sixwatergrog "at" gmail dot com)
or leave a comment if you have a question or are interested in buying.
|Birdseye maple rim|
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