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Rickard Banjo Maple Ridge, 12", Antiqued Brass Hardware New

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The Rickard Maple Ridge is an elegant contemporary take on a popular late nineteenth century style of banjo construction.The 3/8 inch thick maple rim has a 12-inch diameter and is fitted with a Dobson-style tone ring, the hottest thing going in the banjo world of the 1880s. The large head/thin shell combination gives this banjo a thick, woody sound with lots of projection. You might even say this banjo has a mellow tone, at least compared to other banjos.(If you like the look of this banjo, but want a snappier sound, it also comes with an 11-inch head, which ups the trebles a fair amount.) The neck has a graceful 'boat heel' design with a lot of heft to it. The peghead is the 1880s paddle style. This banjo has 25.5 scale length, an ebony fretboard, dots with star inlay and frailing scoop, antiqued brass hardware, and Rickard’s 10:1 Ratio tuners, which make tuning a breeze. Includes a new case.

MODEL: MAPLE RIDGE, 12", ANTIQUED BRASS HARDWARE 5 STRING
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5"
FRETBOARD MATERIAL: EBONY
NECK MATERIAL: 3-PLY MAPLE
DIAMETER: 12 INCH
SHELL: MAPLE
TONE RING: C/W ANTIQUED BRASS SPUN DOBSON
INLAY: MOTHER OF PEARL DOT POSITION MARKERS WITH A MOTHER OF PEARL STAR AT 5TH FRET
TOTAL FRETS: 16
TUNERS: RICKARD
CASE: ORIG. HARD
SERIAL NO: 1080
WEIGHT: 5.88 LBS.

$1,750.00

The Gryphone Advantage: This instrument has been personally setup by a member of our repair staff. Gryphon’s sustained commitment to quality ensures that no instrument not at optimal playing condition is sold. This comes with a lifetime discount on future repair and customizations.

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Acoustic guitars, mandolins, and banjos are still the mainstays at Gryphon, as they have been for over 45 years, though our inventory of steel guitars and ukuleles continues to grow as well. In recent years an important part of our growth has been in instruments by very small companies and individual makers, as we continue to keep one foot, or at least several toes, outside the mainstream music industry.