Heartwood CA-25 Californian 5 string Banjo plays as well as much more expensive USA banjos
The Heartwood CA-25 Californian 5 string banjo.
Maple Open Back banjos have been manufactured in America for many years. For example the famous maker Deering banjos make the popular Goodtime banjo range. For years there has been a demand for a good quality open back maple banjo at a lower price. The Heartwood CA-25 open back banjo is the solution to the problem, manufactured in the worlds largest banjo factory this 5 string open back banjo is now at last available in the UK. Using rock maple in construction is a very stable way of making banjos and when set up by our in house technicians the sound achieved is brilliant. Great for all styles of banjo playing but especially suits clawhammer banjo and frailing banjo styles.
Let me give you a little of the specifications of this banjo…..
A rock maple rim of 11” x 7/16” (approx 279 x 14mm) diameter is fitted with a solid brass tone ring which produces a wonderfully clear, warm yet bright sound. The 18 rim hooks tension the nickel plated tension hoop and frosted USA REMO weather king banjo head. The 5/8” bridge is maple with a rosewood tip and the nickel plated Waverley style tailpiece will accommodate both ball or loop end strings. The double lag bolts and coordinating rods at the rear of the pot attaches the neck and are nickel plated as is the armrest which is attached by a single bracket to the pot assembly.
The banjo neck is a combination of solid rock maple and two way adjustable truss rod has a solid maple fingerboard which is inlaid with both pearl diamond shapes and dots at the frets 3,5,7,10,12,15,17 and 19. and has side position dot markers on the same frets.
The banjo headstock is faced with quilted maple where there is also the black on white bell shaped truss rod cover. There is an attractive Heartwood Logo on the front face in black silhouette type and 4 nickel plated pearl buttoned tuners and a 5th string geared tuner complete this wonderful banjo.
Didn’t we say you get a lot for your money.
Approx dimensions and weights...
Scale Length: 665mm
Nut width: 30.50mm
Weight Approx: 2.722kg
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