2013 Bishline Clermont Custom


This is a very handsome banjo with the perfect contrast between the wood and the Black, Nickle, and Gold parts.
All this plus high grade abalone purflings everywhere…!

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Exc condition  •  SN: 1452
Flamed Koa bindings W/ Abalone purflings

This 2013 Bishline Clermont Custom banjo has everything top notch. It has fine showy Maple woods and Koa bindings accented with blue/green abalone purflings. The neck is extremely nice figured Maple, the side of the fingerboard is bound with flamed Koa and also with the abalone purfling below. The resonator has a very nice stained quilted Maple, and the sidewalls of the resonator are very heavy striped flame finger Maple. There is a wonderfully made wooden armrest, bound with the same blue/green abalone used throughout this banjo.

The peghead is bound with flamed Koa bindings, and inside the binding there is the same beautiful blue/green abalone purfling. The truss rod is also bound with abalone. The Bishline logo is engraved in a banner at the top with a lot of pearl work inlay in the center of the peghead. There are 5 tuners showing through the peghead, as the 5th string is using a tunnel through the fingerboard. The tuners are all Gotoh. Unbleached bone nut. The fingerboard is Gabon Ebony with “Clermont” mother of pearl inlays. There are two professionally installed railroad spikes at 7th and 9th fret. The neck has a 12″ compound radius that is a little steeper towards the nut. This banjo has a Gary Price straight-lined tailpiece, and the original Bishline head. The resonator is also startlingly great quilted Maple which is stained perfectly with a brown amber color. There is a nice wood rim and a pre-war style flat head tone ring.

The hardware of this banjo is black, Nickle, and Gold. Black anodized tension hoop and flange with gold hooks, nuts, and coordinator rods. This banjo also has a Nickle tone ring, tailpiece, Gold tuners, and Gold thumbscrews.

This is a very handsome banjo with the perfect contrast between the wood and the black, Nickle, and Gold parts.
The sound is very good.

Comes with a  good hard case.