Barn Owl – SBO

(1 customer review)

$1,500.00

This beauty of a banjo has the wonderful rarity of figure in local Ozarks Black Walnut. You have to see it in person to see the depth of the figure. This banjo was originally a custom order but because of Covid, they cancelled their order. This means you have unique opportunity to purchase an already finished banjo. No waiting line! Here are the specifications of this new model called The Barn Owl. When time becomes available, we’ll post a video it being played.

Neck

The neck is comprised of the standard 7 piece design which includes Walnut as the primary wood with veneers of ebony and strips of Maple. The fretboard is made of Richlite on this banjo, but future banjos will have ebony most likely or some other “black colored” fretboard. The Ivoroid celluloid bound fretboard is a 25.5″ old-time scale length and in the fretboard is inlaid dots and a star for place markers. The head stock is the standard Snowbird banjo head stock design. The tuners are Nickel plated Gotoh Tuners.

Rim

The Rim is a 11″ three ply steam bent rim with a rolled brass tone ring. The Nickel hardware are Made in the USA. The double pointed, L style bracket shoe is considered to be the strongest bracket shoe style, allowing for great tension without any “lift” on the bottom of the shoe. The head will come standard with the Elite Amber heads.

Finish

The finish is one of the key component differences. The Barn Owl has zero stain. It is clear coated with General Finishes Resin based gloss finish.

This banjo has a great tone perfect for playing behind a fiddler!

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1 review for Barn Owl – SBO

  1. Cameron Wells

    I’m hooked on the craftsmanship and sound quality that my “Barn Owl” Banjo provides and am more then pleased with it! I couldn’t recommend these banjos anymore for anyone just starting out or at the top of there game! Hats off to Snowbird Banjo for truly making a dream come true!!

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