*** Prucha - 30th Year Anniversary *** 1978 - 2008
Jaroslav Prucha (pronounced "Yarrow-slav Prooka"), has been building great banjos professionally for 30 years - and was even building 3 years before that as a hobby!
He has established high respect among players and collectors who recognize not only his use of highest grades of materials, but also his mastery of craftsmanship in the fitting of the parts, the shaping of the neck, the fretting, binding and inlays, and most importantly, the wonderful tones these banjos produce.
Prucha banjos are noted for producing that great "growl" in the first position, but also known for subtle nuance and expression. They are all hand built by Mr Prucha and his son, John in their shop in Prague, in the Czech Republic.
Jaroslav ("Yarda" to his friends), will only build a maximum of about 70 banjos per year for worldwide distribution to insure that his hands work on every instrument!
Over the years, these banjos have not only been recognized as some of the best banjos made, but have proven to be excellent investments, with their selling prices as "used" instruments staying very high.
ALL Prucha banjos come with LIFETIME WARRANTY. ALL come w/ r.r. spikes installed at A, Bb, B, C positions for 5th string capo'ing. ALL come with good hard cases.
Previously Owned Prucha Bat Custom with Maple Massif Resonator Banjo 'In Stock'
Pre-owned Prucha Bat model, with custom flamed maple Massif resonator. More information and photos coming soon.
$4,450.00 w/ HC
Un Played Condition Prucha Legend - Custom Burled Walnut Resonator Banjo 'In Stock'
Excellent(+) condition. There is no wear on frets, no dings, no repairs. All original parts. Original Remo head only shows slight evidence of prior ownership.
Beautiful Walnut banjo with tasteful dark-ish sunburst... Straight-grained neck with beautiful Burled Walnut resonator. Multiple Ivoroid bindings, with black line showing between the ivoroid on all quarters of the resonator - seen from the upper and lower sidewall of resonator, as well as top and back of resonator and along the side of the neck. Multiple ivoroid concentric circles in back of resonator. Fiddle cut peghead. Ebony peghead overlay with JPrucha abalone logo and abalone Hearts & Flowers inlay. Beautiful Rosewood flat fingerboard with more abalone Hearts & Flowers inlays.
Nickel hardware. Pre-war style 2-band offset main tuners, with Schaller 5th tuner, all with beautiful creamy tuner buttons. R.R. spikes professionally installed by Mr. Prucha at A, Bb, B & C positions. Bone nut. 4-hump clamshell tailpiece.
This Walnut banjo has the great presence and voice that you expect from a Prucha banjo. Big growly sound with bouncy attack. This banjo is in such good shape, it comes with transferable warranty.
Fresh out of the box from Prucha.
New. Mahogany banjo with simple, yet tasteful inlays.
Good straight-grained Mahogany neck and resonator, with radiused Rosewood fingerboard. Nice mother of pearl inlay pattern in peghead. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Black bindings on resonator and along fingerboard. PIONEER ingraved in fingerboard. Matte finish. Nickel hardware. Cream tuner buttons.
These Pioneer banjos are, of course, made with the same high grade rims and hardware used in the higher priced models, so you get a real professional tone.
This banjo is set up very well and comes complete with r.r. spikes installed at A, Bb, B & C for 5th string capo'ing.
And... they all come with good hard case and lifetime warranty.