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For Sale: Rolls Berrytone 5 string
This is a hard to find high quality custom banjo. I am the original owner (2014) and it has been my primary performance instrument. This banjo was designed by esteemed Czech Republic luthier Zdenek Roh (featured in the documentary Banjo Romantika and found in threads here on the Hangout regarding Tony's Mucha banjo) as the signature model for banjo virtuoso Lubos Malina (of Druha Trava and other bands). This banjo is identical in its core design to the Mucha banjo which was custom made for Tony Trischka, excepting the inlay, gold plating and extra frets of Tony's banjo. The Berrytone name btw comes from the name Malina which means "raspberry".
-neck (fingerboard) has 10" radius and using 12" radius bridge (note- the only change I have made is I swapped out for a lower Bard bridge, preferring lower action, but the original bridge is included.)
-mahogany neck and resonator,
-3ply thick maple rim for two piece flange,
-Krishot nickel plated metal parts and custom inlayed radiused /10"/ fingerboard
-Medium lacquer application
-resonator in ground Cremona lacquer
-comes with new hardshell case
Upon request I can send photos of various stages of the banjo being built. Attached is a photo of Lubos playing his Berrytone.