S. Didlake Kalenda Banza

  • Excellent Condition
  • Year: 1992


A rarely seen Banza built by renowned maker Scott Didlake, who passed away in 1994. "When it comes to hand-crafted gourd banjos, Scott Didlake was perhaps the Orville Gibson or the David Day of that instrument. A ceaseless experimenter, researcher, and innovator, he brought modern techniques and materials to the oldest of banjo designs." (Bob Carlin, "Old Time Herald", Spring 1997). This "Cremona" quality gourd, features tack-head construction, triangular rosewood bridge, with decorative cutouts on either side; dowel stick is signed and dated by maker. The three string bent pine neck has a rosewood fingerboard, angular peghead shape, and is equipped with friction tuners.

Was: $995.00

Now Only: $695.00

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