Exc(+) condition. High-end Prucha "Bat" banjo in nice original condition.
The "Bat" model is one of the most popular banjos made by Jaroslav Prucha. It literally has tasteful bat inlay shapes inlaid in headstock and fingerboard. In short, this is a sunburst, figured Maple banjo, with reversed multiple bindings, wooden marquetry purflings, radiused f.b., Massif resonator, and abalone inlays...
Most banjo buyers like to say they only care about 'sound' and that they don't really care what the banjo 'looks like'... We all know what they mean - they want the nicest looking banjo around, but only want to pay extra for higher-grade sound, not looks.
Well, here is the answer, a politely used Prucha Bat that has only a little bit of 'bling' (abalone inlays and marquetry purflings), and all the sound a pro player needs. This banjo was built for sound and performance.
High grade figured Maple neck and resonator. Resonator is "Massif" version, meaning it has a bookmatched solid wood back that is turned on a lathe, then hand-scraped and hand-voiced (similar to a mandolin back). Radiused Ebony fingerboard with Abalone inlays in f.b. and peghead overlay. Reverse bindings (black outside with white line under), around top and back of resonator and along fingerboard. Wooden marquetry purflings below the bindings. Beautiful amber sunburst finish. Nickel hardware, including pre-war style Ptacek 20-hole flat head tone ring and one-piece flange. 3-ply hard maple rim.
You'll find this banjo to be easy to adjust to make it your sound... almost every part of this banjo is produced by Prucha and his parts are widely recognized as some of the best pre-war style banjo parts ever made. This banjo is set-up good right now and sounds great... but these Prucha banjos have professional sound over a wide range of head tightness, so you can decide if you want "thumpy" sound or a "snappier" sound. This banjo is sold with transferable warranty.
$4,450.00 w/ HC
Shipping Cost: $60.00