Hickory St Banjos #008 12" Openback

  • New Condition
  • Year: 2023
  • Includes Soft Shell Case
  • Serial #: 008


A gorgeous new banjo from Hickory Street Banjos, the brain-child banjos of friends of the shop Dave Frenzel and JD Dennis, who started building banjos together in 2005. Over the years, we've had chances to look over these fine banjos as they were developed and are happy to them whenever available!

This example, #008, is a fantastic instrument, with fine attention to detail, and some player favorite features. The 12" rim built by Rochester's own, Richard Newman - known for his work with Ome banjos - is constructed out of 2-ply Walnut with an ebony cap. Equipped with high grade Rickard hardware including their Dobson tonering, and raw brass hooks throughout, it has a nice and classic look to it, with a fantastic sound. Pisgah Hawk tailpiece, and a John Balch skin head. The 26.25" scale neck is also constructed out of walnut, featuring an ebony fingerboard (and heel cap). A very comfortable neck with no stone unturned, it features carbon fiber reinforcement, HSB's own headstock design, bone nut, and frailing scoop. Equipped with Rickard Cyclone 10:1 geared tuners. This banjo comes to us new from the builders with very low play time on it (thus far - it's hard to put down).
This is an exceptional openback - perfect for any banjo player looking for a high quality, well balanced sound met with high quality, boutique level construction. Nice melodic high end, with punch and a classic rasp.
Comes with a Boulder gig bag.


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