Prucha 19 Fret Mastertone Tenor Banjo

prucha tenor
  • £1,599.00
  • RRP £1,699.00
  • Save £100.00

This Prucha custom shop RB-3 Gibson style 19 Fret Mastertone Tenor banjo designed and built by master Luthier Jaroslav Prucha from Prague, Czech republic. Expect a flawless look, feel and sound that always comes from the meticulous craftsmen in the PRUCHA workshop. It has an outstanding response and projects a beautiful tonal quality on any stage.
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Buy your Prucha 19 Fret Mastertone Tenor Banjo from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Prucha 19 Fret Mastertone build specifications

Neck:

  • Mahogany
  • Natural ebony fingerboard
  • Bone nut
  • 19 highly polished nickel frets
  • Diamond mother of pearl Inlays
  • White binding
  • Black side dot markers
  • Fully adjustable truss rod
  • Planetary geared precision tuners
  • Mastertone inlayed in MOP on 19th fret
  • Hand polished  gloss finish

Pot:

  • 3 ply solid maple rim
  • Prucha flathead cast bronze tone ring
  • Prucha nickel plated notched tension hoop
  • 11” top frosted Remo head
  • 24 round hooks and ¼” hex nuts
  • Prucha 1-piece flange
  • Nickel plated armrest
  • 11/16" maple bridge with ebony top
  • Presto style tailpiece
  • Nickel plated hardware


Resonator:

  • Mahogany
  • White binding
  • Straight inside resonator sidewalls
  • Gloss finish 

Dimensions:

  • Neck width at the nut 1 1/4”  (31.75mm)
  • Scale length nut to bridge 23” (584.2mm)
  • Resonator diameter 13 7/8” (352.42mm)
  • Overall instrument length 38” (965.2mm)
  • Weight Approx. 11lb 7 oz (5.12Kg)

Individual Prucha Serial Number: Yes

Tuning: Irish (GDAE), Jazz (CGDA) or Chicago (DGBE)

Finish: Hand finished - Gloss

Case/Gig Bag: Not supplied but available.

Warranty: Prucha lifetime warranty

Set-Up: Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box!

More information about Prucha

Welcome to Prucha Bluegrass instruments, the premier manufacturer of banjos and mandolins in the Czech Republic. Their instruments are of finest quality and are being played by some of the most prominent bluegrass musicians around the World today. Each instrument is handmade to meet the highest standard of perfection using only the best materials available.

Behind the creation of PRUCHA BLUEGRASS INSTRUMENTS is Jaroslav Prucha. His obsession with bluegrass music began when he was still a small child on a boy scout camping trip in the woods. At the time, the Czechoslovakian government had banned all country and bluegrass music which was believed to be a symbol of Western culture that dealt with such dangerous topics as freedom, love and patriotism. It was seen as a type of subversive force which might have the power to bring people together. The five string banjo was the driving force of that music and was new and exotic to Czechoslovakians. Jaroslav heard banjo the first time on this camping trip. A band of traveling musicians joined the boy scouts around the fire where one of them played his four-string tenor banjo. Those first sounds instantly found a home in Jaroslav‘s heart and his life was changed forever.He felt driven to learn to play, but there were no banjos to be found in Czechoslovakia in those days.

Instead og giving up, Jaroslav decided to make one for himself. So in 1974, with no blueprints, no experience, and only a few photographe to help, his first five-string banjo was completed. Later, Jaroslav attended a concert of the "revolutionary" Czech bluegrass band The Greenhorns. There he saw another incredible sight - fingerpicks - which were also inaccessible! When he arrived home, he took an old tin can and cut the shape of the fingepicks out. They seemed perfect in every way. After his first banjo was sold, his enthusiasm was so high thad he decided to make another, trying for a better look and sound. Thirty years later, he can see the culmination of his life's work in every instrument that leaves his workshop. He bought back that first banjo and still has it to remind him of how the story all began.

Specification

Category 4 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Irish GDAE, Jazz / Singalong CGDA, Plectrum Jazz / Singalong CGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Number of Frets 19
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag None
Manufacturers Warranty Limited Lifetime Gurantee
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using Interlink Express Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop).

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

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