A great intermediate model in the Grafton range! - loads of good features. This is the resonator & flange model (purely for bluegrass and related styles); a convertible resonator version which can be played with or without the resonator (to allow for trying out a variety of styles) can be found further up this list - open-back versions will be found on the open-back list.
Grafton "Clipper #2" banjos are designed to offer all the best features in banjo design at very affordable prices - here is the specification for the "Clipper" resonator model:- 11" x 15mm thick maple rim with 24 brackets and a brass tone ring 22 fret truss-rodded wider neck with edge binding and hand-dressed fretting 2-point neck attachment with twin co-ordinator rods for extra stability Vintage style planetary tuners and a geared 5th string peg Solid armrest and good quality "New Kerschner" tailpiece 14" resonator & decorative flange Top grade strings & bridge Expertly set-up for optimum playability.
FREE with this banjo: Good quality hardcase, chromatic tuner, 1 set of top-quality spare strings, a capo (for the 4 long strings) & a pair of fitted capo spikes (for the 5th string).
All this adds up to the best entry-level/intermediate banjo available in the UK at the moment - for sound, playability and stability, nothing else in this price bracket comes close ....
Built in the UK from imported parts. Get a great sounding banjo with all the design quality that you really need to get started on banjo.