You get two full scales on the 24 Fret John Hartford Banjo and the added length of the neck moves the bridge to the center of the head giving a more rounded full bodied tone!
The 24 Fret John Hartford model – a new sound in a full bodied banjo that gives you two full scales up the fingerboard. This Hartford has a big round tone that is full bodied with great bass and sweet highs. With the -06- tone ring and 24 frets it has a more distinct bell like ring to it, with the Grenadillo tone ring it has a more woody ringing tone.
Both choices of tone ring give that distinct round and fruity John Hartford style of sound.
Neck Wood: Quartersawn AA Grade Curly Maple
Neck Shape: Slender "D" Shape
Stain: Dark Walnut
Nut Material: Bone Nut
Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners
5th String Tuner: Deering Gotoh Geared 5th String Tuner
Frets: 24 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Fingerboard: AA Grade Ebony
Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
Rim Diameter: 11"
Tone Ring: Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Head: 11” Top Frosted Medium Crown
Tension Hoop: Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 24 Round J-Hooks with 1/4 Hex Nuts
Flange: Deering One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Armrest: Deering Armrest
Hardware Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece: Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Finish: Hand Finished Satin Polyurethane
Resonator Wood: 3-Ply Poplar/Poplar/Curly Maple
Resonator Finish: Satin
Resonator Sidewalls: Tapered
Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8"
Resonator Stain: Dark Walnut
Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 28 1/4"
Rim Diameter: 11"
Overall Instrument Length: 39"
Weight Approx.: 12 lbs
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Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Strings
Comes tuned: G, D, G, B, D
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with a hardshell case.
NB: Due to current supply constraints, case brand may vary.