T he Clareen Oyster Tenor Banjo
(23 inches/585mm -19 frets) is a top line banjo. Beautifully
designed with excellent tonal quality. The air/kiln-dried
curly or bird's eye maple neck, of two laminated pieces, is
reinforced through the middle with ebony or rosewood and other
veneers. The peghead and heel are capped with ebony and the
neck has a decorative inlay along its length.
The fingerboard of ebony or blackwood is highly decorated
with specially designed Mother of Pearl markers, and is bound
with ivoride banding with position dots shown.
The three ply quality maple rim is capped on the bottom with
ebony and has decorative inlay patterns on it's outer surface
and is fitted with a Clareen Archtop Bronze Tone Ring,
individual 'L' shaped shoes and 'butterfly' flanges.
The curly maple resonator is fitted top and bottom with ivoride
banding. All metal parts are brass-nickel plated. The tension
hooks are of mild steel-nickel plated. The banjo comes complete
with planet-type geared tuners, armrest, and tensionator tailpiece,
Available in Plectrum, 5-String or Guitar Banjo or Short
Scale (17 Frets) on request.
Gold and silver plating available on request. Custom design
and extras available.