Custom Tubaphone – SBC-T11


This banjo was built originally for the maker as a performance banjo. The banjo was built in 2018 and has been upgraded from its original Tru-Oil Finish to a General Finishes gloss clear coat. Jeremy built a new performance banjo for himself and is now offering this one for sale.

The Snowbird Custom SBC-T11 SN:18001 is personal banjo for Jeremy Myers made of a hard Missouri grown sugar maple for the rim and tiger striped sugar maple neck. The rim is an 11″ with a tubaphone tone ring and the fretboard and headstock are gaboon ebony. This banjo a backstrap on the headstock back plate that extended down the neck.

The fretboard has a unique combination of Mother of Pearl (MOP), Abalone, Brass, and Copper. The Dogwood flowers are engraved and are accented by the green Abalone stems.

On the headstock, this is the first banjo having the new “Snowbird” owl that is a Snowy Owl having the plumage that appears to flow like the old Vega banjos and their gryphon. This new Snowbird is the new trademark for our company designed by Jeremy Myers.

The inlay is a special design for Jeremy Myers having a deeper meaning. According to Jeremy

“The story of the fretboard inlay is related to the human story. As most of us carry some kind of baggage, we can get overwhelmed with the details of problems life brings. The brass tree is our life as we try and live but the copper vine growing around it are the problems, the things that feel as though they will choke the light out of us. But just like nature, we can actually be strengthened by the vine because it causes us to reach higher for the light. We outgrow the vine. When we reach the point where we bloom, we can step back and look at the whole picture and see how the vine actually makes the whole picture more beautiful. It makes the life of each person have character that makes them stand out, making them more beautiful, and more unique. It’s not fun while it’s happening, but the end result shapes us into the person we are and the special purpose we have in life.”

The head is Jamaican goat skin and the color is natural. No dyes were used on the head.

The color is Aniline Dye and the finish is a Tru-Oil finish originally, then General Finishes clear coat.

This product will not be shipped if a case is not purchased with this banjo purchase.

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Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 12 × 4 in


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