The Ohioan

The Ohioan is a fretless with an 11″ thin rim and no tonering, keeping the banjo lightweight, and delivering a warm tone with the Nylgut strings. This is my favorite back porch banjo.

Example shown with Khaya Neck and Dowel.

Price – $1400

Basic Specs
  • Khaya or Cherry Neck
  • Square Peghead
  • Richlite Peghead Overlay
  • Black 11″ Maple Ply Thin Rim
  • 14 Aged Brass Hooks and Lugs
  • Aged Brass Gotoh Tuners
  • 25.5” Scale Length
  • Rosewood Fingerboard 
  • 1.25” Nut Width
  • Copper Side Dots @ 3, 7, 10, 12, 15
  • Handmade Aged Brass Tension Hoop
  • Aged Brass No-Knot Tailpiece
  • Renaissance Head
  • Dobson Style Heel
  • Frailing Scoop
Options
  • Dobson Tonering
    $120
  • Goatskin Head
    $100
  • Walnut Neck
    $50
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Examples & Builds

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