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Ursa Instruments Banjo #1 5-String Open Back

Ursa Instruments Banjo #1 5-String Open Back

Regular price $1,599.95 CAD
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Ursa Instruments is a one-woman operation based in Montreal. Using her experience as a musician in the old-time scene, May Shukla is hand-building high-quality banjos with lots of love!

Banjo #1 is a classic 5 string open-back banjo with old-timey aesthetics. With a Dobson tone ring, it sounds great when played in clawhammer and two-finger styles. It features a beautiful birdseye maple fretboard that you get to look at while you play!

May is glad to present her first banjo at her hometown music store!


5 String, Open-Back Banjo

Pot Diameter: 11”

Scale Length: 26 ¼”

Rim: Laminated Walnut with Birdseye Maple Binding

Tone Ring: Dobson

Neck: Curly Maple

Fretboard: Birdseye maple

12" Fretboard Radius

Frets: EVO Gold with Semi-Hemispherical Fret Ends

Hardware: Rickard Brass Hardware

Tuners: Gotoh Planetary Geared Tuners

“Rose” Inlay on Headstock

Dual Coordinator Rod for Easy Neck Adjustments

Remo Renaissance Head

Frailing Scoop

Bone Nut

Maple Bridge

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