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From Warren Yates: "This 2014 mahogany banjo was designed to look and sound like the old late 1930's RB-75 banjos with all of the treasured dynamics that players desire. In trying to recreate these old treasures, we replicated the hand made inlays to capture even the imperfections of that time period. These old inlays were without perfect symmetry and it captured the real hands on look. Today we use CNC to cut our inlays, but the patterns were straight from the past. With that basic exception, everything else is hand made by Warren Yates. These banjos have the ability to sound far bigger than their physical measurements dictate. They are cannons with tone to spare, and dry, meaning no unwanted overtones to cancel sound. These banjos cut through the fog and carry sound over great distances in their own range as not to step on the other instruments in the band. You "CAN" have that $100,000 sound at a fraction of the cost."
Other specs: Mahogany, Except for Torrified Maple Rim and Resonator. (If you don't know what torrified means I can send you a description.) Yates Prewar Tone Ring, Waverly Tuners, TKL Case (worth $400 +)
I purchased this banjo from Warren Yates in November 2016 after he upgraded it with the Torrified Rim and Resonator. I've got too many and am just trying to downsize since I'm now in my early 70's. I'm selling it for much less than it listed for.