The other primary wood component of the banjo is its neck. The peghead serves as a place for the tuning machines to mount. Most videos include descriptions too. Zero Glide Nut Installed FREEAll Gold Tone Banjos from BanjoTeacher.com now come with the Zero Glide Nut installed FREE The Zero Glide makes the banjo action easier to play, increases the sound clarity and is a significant improvement for any banjo. Thanks again. ). FREE ITEMS don't add to our normal discount price which is the lowest price we are allowed to advertise by the Manufacturer.Hear a sound byte, Banjos come set up and ready to playEach banjo is played before it leaves the shop! It is a good idea to reinforce the neck. It was even still in tune when I opened the case. We are adding new videos all the time. The banjo neck has four main parts, the neck itself, the heel, the fingerboard, and the peghead, each of which have features of their own. BanjoTeacher.com has been at the forefront of banjo instruction since 2001. This gives new banjo students another option, for those needing just that extra bit of fingerboard, (1 3/8” vs. 1 3/16”…. This is an annual Florida banjo event and held during the winter months for locals,winter residents and students who want to escape the cold while improving their banjo playing, and having fun doing it. I will not make you do the math, it is 3/16” wider) Check any competitive banjo in this price range and you'll find more bang for the buck with our Cripple Creek Model. Read reviews from banjo sales in the US, Europe, Canada and Australia. It too must be strong. A great deal of a banjo’s tone and over tones will be determined by where the bridge rests on the head. Kudos all around. The noting hand slides up or down it in order to reach different notes. Sincerely, Ross Nickerson / 1-866-322-6567, ...you guys are great and i appreciate your rapid response and quick action in taking care of your customers needs. 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It's refreshing to deal with a person and company with such great customer service. This gives new banjo students another option, for those needing just that extra bit of fingerboard, (1 3/8” vs. 1 3/16”…. Find a Teacher. The initial width of the workpiece should be equal to the depth of the banjo rim. The banjo neck has four main parts, the neck itself, the heel, the fingerboard, and the peghead, each of which have features of their own. And for an 11″ rim, about 19.5″. The best banjos also have a neck made from maple or another hard wood, which helps it maintain its stability, brightness, and clarity. The back of the banjo neck, where the palm and heel of the hand hold or move along it is shaped with the hand in mind. Click over to our banjo resources pages and see sample videos, video performances, more articles, hear MP3', banjo tablatures and our banjo teacher list for the US, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia. Take your playing to the next level with the help of a local or online banjo teacher. That depends on where you want the bridge to rest on the head. The heel is the part of the banjo neck that meets the rim. Learn how your comment data is processed. The Banjo Safari Join me for an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience traveling to Africa for an African Photo Safari. Luckily, even mid-level banjo brands have adopted maple or other hard woods, so you can find a fine instrument with a maple body without breaking the bank. It's now installed FREE on all Gold Tone Banjos. Performance videos including El Cumbanchero, I'll Fly Away, Cherokee Shuffle, Cluck Old Hen, Little Martha and Ross Nickerson with X-Train. Ross, got the Banjo soon after I sent the email asking about it. The BanjoTeacher.com Banjo Teachers Directory is for both students and teachers. 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So, if we add 7″ to the fingerboard length to accommodate the length of the peghead that gives a total length of 26.5″. With lots of hard work along with the experience and knowledge gained playing and teaching banjo we have the expertise you need. A great deal of a banjo’s tone and over tones will be determined by where the bridge rests on the head. The best answer to your questions is it's up to you. Call us with questions or for unadvertised special prices anytime 10AM to 10PM at 1-866-322-6567 or contact-us, The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1. Everything looks great. In addition to the length of the fingerboard the total neck length also includes the length of the peghead. Notes from Ross Nickerson on the CC100R Wide Now a beginner Banjo with wider than standard neck for the same price. For an 11″ rim make the banjo neck 1/2″ longer. Contact-us. Annual Banjo Workshop weekend in Sunny St Pete Beach Florida!