The Swift

This is The Swift, my basic 12″ Openback banjo. It comes fretted or fretless, and has a thin muti-ply maple rim, and no tonering which keeps the banjo lightweight, while delivering a very open punchy sound with plenty of volume for playing in a group setting.

Example shown with Cherry Neck

Price – $1400

Basic Specs
  • Cherry or Khaya Neck
  • Traditional Peghead Shape
  • Richlite Peghead Overlay
  • Black 12″ Maple Ply Thin Rim
  • 14 Hooks and Lugs
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • 25.5” Scale Length
  • Richlite Fingerboard Fretless or Fretted
  • 1.25” Nut Width
  • Copper Side Dots @ 3, 7, 10, 12, 15
  • Handmade Brass Tension Hoop
  • No-Knot Tailpiece
  • Renaissance Head
  • Dobson Style Heel
  • Frailing Scoop 
  • Wooden Star Peghead Inlay
Options
  • Dobson Tonering
    $120
  • Goatskin Head
    $100
  • Walnut Neck
    $50
  • Fingerboard Dots (mother of pearl)
    $30
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Examples & Builds

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