Wood: mahogany neck and resonator
Finish: nitro-cellulose lacquer, satin
Rim: Huber “Vintage”
Inlay: 1941 style leaves and bows, genuine mother-of-pearl
Binding: Ivoroid on neck and resonator
Tone Ring: 844 brass alloy
Includes: Huber Workhorse mahogany 5-string banjo, hardshell case, electronic chromatic clip-on tuner, a set of strings, leather strap, beginner bluegrass DVD, two fingerpicks and a thumbpick.
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.