Spec's

Sloan Banjos are made with the finest quality materials.

RIMS

Our standard is an 11" Maple Hardwood Rim, with 4 layers of 1/8" laminated lumber. The Maple is soaked until saturated, then transfered into our Steamer. Once removed the Maple strips are immediately rolled and set to dry in molds. Each Rim is laminated in our 11"Jig to ensure consistenancy every time.

  • Single Co Ordinator rod

Options: Rims

  • Exotic timber trim on the bottom edge of the Rim
  • Marquetry around the Rim

NECKS

Our Jo2Go (Travel) necks are crafted from Hard Maple due to its added strength and its beautiful natural look.

Our Solid Necks (Classic Banjos) can be Maple or Mahagony. They include a steel reinforcement bar

FRET Boards & Peg Head

Rosewood or Maple

Tone Ring

Each Sloan banjo comes with a Bronze rolled or flat Tone Ring, unless otherwise noted

Other Options:

Fret  board and Peg head: 

Ebony

Laminations can be added to the neck:

Center laminations

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Peghead lamination

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Heal laminations

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Peg Head Options

Jo2Go: 1) Square Peg Head, 2) Curved Peg Head (not pictured)


Standard Peghead Designs

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Resonator Options

Classic Resonator: Maple 3 ply Rim

  • Mahagony three (3) layers of aged veneer face
  • Your choice of exotic wood trim around edge
  • Ivaroid binding 
  • Approx. 5/16" wall thickness
  • Internal color "Matt Black"
  • Mounting: Center screw fastner, four feet on resonator butts to bottom of rim

Extra Stout Resonator: Maple 4 ply Rim

  • Mahagony four (4) layers of aged veneer face
  • Your choice of exotic wood trim around edge
  • Ivaroid binding 
  • Approx. 1/2" wall thickness
  • Internal color "Matt Black"
  • Mounting: Center screw fastner, four feet on resonator butts to bottom of rim

Marquetry

Marquetry consists of thousands of tiny pieces of colored wood organized and glued together into a delicate mosaic pattern. It is a nice way to add extra visual interest to your banjo. Ideally, a slot to accommodate the marquetry is added while the rim and/or resonator is already in the lathe. 

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1/4" to 1/2"

  • 1/4" wide to 1/2" wide marquetry on rim
  • 1/4" wide to 1/2" wide marquetry on resonator


 


3/4" to 1"

  • 3/4" to 1" wide marquetry on rim 





If you have a specific requirement, let us know, we will do our best to work with your requirements.


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