The all new Artiste Banjo 5 String Bluegrass Banjo $675 (Geared fifth and Planetary Tuners) with banjo setup ( view here Set Up ),
FINGER PICKS NOT INCLUDED, DIFFERENT FINGERS REQUIRE DIFFERENT SIZES
Now Including Banjo Strap and electronic Tuner !
ALSO ... Fitted with recommended J.D.Crowe Signature set Medium Light ghs Pro Banjo Strings.
Buy Now $675 with Hard Case Freight $30
The Artiste Banjo for sale, traditionally constructed for playability & reproduction
This full scale 5 string banjo has all the features you should expect, with no guitar tuners or friction tuners used, comes setup and ready to play.
The Artiste Banjo, traditional Mahogany neck Rim and resonator construction. Composites and Aluminium not used
Composite banjos (Plastic Polymers) are molded rim AND resonator composites
The Artiste Banjo has the sound, beautiful Mahogany finish and features of all traditional wooden construction, comes setup and ready to play
Features on the Artiste banjo, and what to expect on a quality Banjo
One piece flange, Gibson style pre war flange used
Quality Tailpiece, straight line SL-5 Design used
Professional Level Neck Inlays
Remo frosted head
Strung in house with ghs Medium Light Pro Banjo Strings, J.D.Crowe Signature Set. 10-11-12-20-10 great string action, and easy on the fingers
What is not commonly known is that banjos require adjusting this is called the banjo set-up procedure and is not usually done from large, impersonal music stores, & from staff that are not familiar with banjo issues, man-hours are not invested into setting up the banjo; they just ship it out. Artiste banjos come set-up
Set-up is of extreme importance that ensures correct string spacing for easy fingering, string height to avoid fret buzz & easy fingering, bridge positioning for intonation, head tension for optimum tone / volume, & performance, & all metal parts checked for no rattles. No set-up is the foremost reason why people find it difficult to play & listen to a poorly performing banjo.
Ask any instructor or professional musician and you will be informed that no set up is the foremost reason why people find it difficult to play & listen to a poorly performing banjo.
PRO DESIGN FEATURES
1 > CORRECT BRIDGE POSITIONING FOR INTONATION
2 > GEARED FIFTH / Artiste Instruments includes a geared fifth for ease of use & stability of tuning
A friction tuner is not as stable as a geared 5th tuning peg and will slip which will cause your 5th string to go out of tune.
3 > PLANETARY TUNERS, are a very quick & precise way to increase tuning stability & change tunings
>>>> AND MOST IMPORTANTLY SETUP ! http://www.banjos.co.nz/settings.htm <<<<
4 > BANJO SET UP, BRIDGE POSITIONING & INSPECTION are not done by drop ship merchants, this means NO PICKUP = NO INSPECTION = NO SETUP !
5 > NO SETUP & POOR INTONATION with a FRICTION FIFTH (instead of the Artiste Instruments included geared fifth) = POOR SOUND, TUNABILITY & PLAYABILITY = CEASE TO PLAY !
6 > SETUP & INSPECTION = GOOD PLAYABILITY & PERFORMANCE
Banjo's require adjusting FOR PLAYABILITY & PERFORMANCE, the "setup" procedure is NOT DONE FROM DROP SHIP MERCHANTS, & usually not done from large impersonal music stores & staff not who are not familiar with banjo issues. Man-hours are not invested into setting up the banjo. Artiste banjos come set-up
Set-up is of extreme importance for PERFORMANCE ensuring correct STRING HEIGHT & EASY PLAYABILITY, avoiding fret buzz, bridge positioned for intonation, head tension for optimum tone / volume, & performance, & checked for no rattles
GEARED FIFTH, PLANETARY TUNERS, armrest & rim thumb screws.
Mahogony Rim with thumbscrews
Remo WEATHERKING banjo head
High gloss finish
Maple bridge ebony tip
Full 24 brackets
Silver chromed hardware