Bishline Salty Dog


The Bishline Salty Dog is named for a classic Bluegrass song, the Salty Dog is a great all-around professional-grade mahogany banjo with a 3-pound bell-bronze tone ring. Made in USA.

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Bishline Salty Dog Specifications

Rim: 3-play maple
Resonator: mahogany with tortoise-shell binding
Tone Ring: Kulesh Vintage 20
Neck: 1-piece mahogany
Fingerboard: rosewood
Truss Rods: two-way
Inlay: mother-of-pearl
Hardware: nickel-plated
Hard-shell Case: Ameritage
Made in USA

Comes standard in mahogany with tortoise binding.  Quilted mahogany resonator, 3 ply maple rim and nickel plated hardware.

What’s a 5th-string railroad spike capo? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.

Weight 11.5 lbs


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