Prucha 19 Fret Mastertone build specifications
- 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
- 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
- White binding
- Straight inside resonator sidewalls
- Gloss finish
- 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.