Pisgah Tubaphone Fretless 11" Short Scale 5-String Banjo New
The Pisgah Tubaphone combines a vintage-style tubaphone tone ring with a shorter string scale (25.5", same as a modern steel string guitar like the OM or the Dreadnought.) The shorter scale not only makes for an easier-playing banjo with less fret stretch but also adds a more mellow tone, yet the tone ring lends a nice clarity. The dark stain to the maple combined with aged brass hardware keeps the glitter to a minimum. We ordered this one with a fretless fretboard just in case you're thinking of going back to the earliest days of the banjo, back before those new-fangled metal frets made an appearance. The Richlite fretboard has a frailing scoop. A nice-looking, and sounding, banjo that won't break the bank.