"As New" condition. Highly figured Burled Walnut resonator, with Mahogany neck. Cox 3-ply Maple rim with Prucha flathead tone ring. $3,250.00
Double-cut peghead with Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern in headstock and flat rosewood fingerboard. Ivoroid bindings around top and back edge of resonator and along fingerboard. Nickel Krishot pre-war style "pancake" tuners with Schaller 5th peg.
This banjo sounds very good. It gives you the beauty of burled Walnut, but with the good old growl of Mahogany.
On Sale... $2,950.00
Exceptional original condition. The resonator has a couple of small dings on it, otherwise this banjo is in great shape. All the gold is in very nice original condition, even the armrest and tailpiece. $5,450.00 w/ HC
Beautiful straight-grained Mahogany banjo. Tasteful antiqued ivoroid binding around top and back edge of resonator and along fingerboard. Rosewood flat fingerboard with Hearts & Flowers inlay pattern. Double-cut peghead. Ebony peghead veneer with Williams logo pearl inlay, pearl Hearts & Flowers peghead pattern and solid pearl truss-rod cover. All gold plated hardware. Gold Kieth standard tuners, with gold Schaller 5th, all with matching ivoroid buttons. R.R. spikes at 7th, 8th, 9,th, 10th frets for 5th string capo'ing.
It is very rare for Jim Burlile to ever plate one of his tone rings - most people use them just with the original polished bronze look... But this is one of only 2 that were ever plated gold!
This banjo is sold with 2 rims that are fit to the banjo and tone ring. The original 3-ply Maple rim is a Jimmy Cox rim that will be shipped separately to the buyer of the banjo. A "Old Factory Floor" 3-ply rim, with 140-yr old Maple, was fit by Arthru Hatfield and is currently in use in the banjo. This old wood rim works very well with the Burlile tone ring and is the formulae for the more expensive Williams "Kenny Ingram" model.
The banjo looks fabulous, with no problems and showing no ill treatment. It sounds great, too. It is full of energy and has very active resonance when you are playing it. The condition is really great... it really is almost brand new.
Exc. Condition. The resonator has a couple of scratches and dings, and the head shows a little wear. Neck and frets are both in great shape. $5,450.00 w/ HC
Bound Mahogany resonator with two concentric circles. Bound rosewood fingerboard. Jim Burlile tonering, Maple "old-floor" 3-ply rim. Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard with elaborate pearl inlays. Keith standard tuning pegs with Ivoroid buttons. Railroad spikes on 7th & 9th frets.
Wonderful dynamic tone that is comparable to pre-war style banjos... It has the "Mahogany growl". A great professional sound with lots of presence.