Any questions please E-Mail. I am selling my 40+ year collection of vintage banjos, mandolins, fretted instruments and new parts for banjos . The banjo ukulele, also known as the banjolele or banjo uke, is a four-stringed musical instrument with a small banjo-type body and a fretted ukulele neck. I still play a vintage Vega Tubaphone pot equipped with a custom Larry Cohea neck made 30 years ago in 1984. The banjo neck heel radius is a subtle detail that makes all the difference. Reproduction in excellent condition. ORIGINAL 5 String Neck. Keep scale length in mind when making the banjo neck side profile pattern. However, in reality, these instruments actually produce the highest tone of all banjos. You’ll definitely be heard in a jam or group setting. The neck length from the nut is 18" The entire length of the banjo is 34" I will ship FedEx Ground. $1250. This means that you get a loud, full sound out of it, despite the smaller scale length. It works with both 11 and 12 inch rims. Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3 additional frets into the length of the banjo so that he could tune it lower to open E tuning. Please note that this neck heel shape will not fit a Gibson ® "tube and plate" rim, nor a straight-sided rim such as our Old-Time banjo … The tuners were pegs rather than machines. One great thing about the parlor banjo is that, unlike other small banjos, it has a full-sized, 11″ head. Given the same scale length, the neck for a banjo with an 11 inch rim is slightly longer than the neck for a banjo with a 12 inch rim. The neck materials and design match the original wood used in the pot-body and in the resonator. Quality vintage instruments and parts . I wouldn’t expect to have any issues with the neck on this banjo, but a truss rod is usually preferable. MORE PICTURES. Nearly all stringed instruments have the neck attached at an angle. This pot design gives the Vega Long Neck Banjo a round full tone that sustains with a pure and clear sparkle. This small angle allows for adjustment to take place. The head stock was broken and repaired at one time(see pictures) There is no overlay. The neck heel is machined to fit our Five-Star bluegrass banjo pot, or similar 11" (279.40mm)-diameter Mastertone-style banjo rim with one-piece resonator flange. Banjos Necks For Sale. Confusingly, the name ‘tenor’ gives the impression that the banjo is going to sound pretty low in pitch, as you’d expect from an instrument that follows classical four-part harmony organization. The earliest known banjoleles were built by John A. Bolander and by Alvin D. Keech, both in 1917.. Fiddles, cellos, guitars, and yes, even banjos have a small angle built into the neck/body joint. The neck was custom made by Larry Cohea, the well-know Luthier/banjo neck craftsman from the San Francisco Bay area; done in the same detail as the original Langsile III tenor banjo. Tenor banjos have four strings and a short, narrow neck. Serial #127175. I have just one side profile pattern that I use for banjo necks. There are 2 tuning pegs with it that appear to be plastic. SOLD #162 Gibson RB 250 Mastertone . Click on Pictures for Larger View #163 Gibson 5 String Mastertone Neck.