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Banjo, Tension Band
Clareen Elite Tenor Banjo is a Top of the line banjo from CLAREEN BANJOS. The air/kiln-dried curly or bird's eye maple neck, of two laminated pieces, is reinforced through the middle with ebony or rosewood and or other decorative veneers. The neck is fitted with a non adjustable carbon fiber truss rod. The peghead and heel are capped with ebony and the neck has a decorative inlays along it's length. The fingerboard of ebony is highly decorated with beautifully designed Abolone inlay patterns. It is bound with ivoride banding with position dots shown. The three ply quality maple rim is capped on the bottom with ebony and has decorative inlay patterns on it's outer surface and is fitted with a Clareen Archtop Tonering, individual 'L' shaped shoes and 'butterfly' flanges. The highly decorative birds eye or curly maple resonator is fitted top and bottom with ivoride banding. The tension band and arm rest are beautifully engraved. All metal parts are 22ct gold plated except the tone ring. The banjo comes complete with planet-type geared tuners with ivoride buttons, armrest, and tensionator tailpiece, Case extra. The banjo is also available in Plectrum, 5-String or Guitar Banjo or Short Scale version(17 Frets) on request. Customising is available.
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