Cast aluminium-alloy arch-top 11" banjo rim - 55.00

Cast aluminium-alloy arch-top 11
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OK, this item isn't actually made of wood - but the vast majority of banjo rims are made from wood and it didn't seem to make sense to leave it out of this section of the website. This is a very handy banjo rim not to be confused with the cheap thin castings used on so many entry-level instruments. This is a solid casting with an integral tone chamber which derives directly from the cast alloy rims developed in the USA in the 1950's. This one works best as the basis for 4-string banjos - it's strong & heavy and gives a surprisingly good tone. We generally fit a Fibreskyn head and a resonator which gives a rich tone with plenty of cut. It can be used for bluegrass banjos but the sound, whilst very crisp, does tend towards the "harsh" end of the spectrum. Quite good if you wanted a loud banjo for busking or other outdoor playing but probably not a "parlour" instrument. Whilst we wouldn't claim any great degree of sophistication for this item, it can make a much better sound than many of the less elevated wooden rims. The rim is intended for a 24-bracket format but it's quite possible to do other arrangements if required. The price shown includes VAT and postage & packing

Sorry, these are now classified as "Royal Mail - First Class Medium Parcels". The postage cost has doubled so we've had to increase the price to cover this.


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