Used Unknown Builder Orion Custom Banjo
The most beautiful of all of our private stock banjos, inside and out. There are so many features to point out on this unbelievably eye-catching piece, and in order to understand them all, our tour of this unique piece starts at the 21st fret. “Karl Ellzey” can be found inscribed in abalone block. This is in fact the name of the customer that had this banjo custom built. Karl had originally learned the banjo to entertain his bedridden son, Hunter, for the remainder of his life. Hunter passed, and Karl had this one-of-a-kind banjo made in his memory. The “Orion” logo and stellar imagery on the headstock symbolizes his son, as they are both “Hunters”, and the star inlays against the jet black fingerboard represent the members of the constellation. Undeniably, the most remarkable aspect of the instrument can be found on the back, where the jaw-dropping flame maple neck and quilted maple body are emphasized by a stunning blue stain under a gloss finish. Additional features include planetary tuners, as well as a bound neck and body.
This banjo is in excellent condition with very little wear overall. The metals and head are in outstanding condition. Hardshell case included
1 Piece Flame Maple
All Solid Wood
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