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!
Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Banjo 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!
The rock maple construction and heavy bell brass tone ring on this banjo gives you a loud, bright and clear tone that echoes many highest value USA instruments. We set up each banjo with a precise action. An excellent all-round banjo that sits well in session or stage situations. It has a design and build quality that has stood the test of time. (Gibson introduced and have been building their Mastertone design banjos since 1924)
The Pot Assembly… The rim is built from rock maple that are then turned on a lathe to a diameter of 279.40mm (11”) The heavy 11” Mastertone-style, flat-top bell brass tone ring is fitted to the rim. The tone ring is drilled out with eighteen small diameter holes on the inner circumference in the ‘Gibson-style’. A cast brass flange is fitted with 24 bracket hooks to give firm and even tension on the tension hoop.
A double bracketed, engraved armrest is fitted. The tailpiece is the ‘Gibson-style’ Clamshell type. All metal work is heavily chrome plated to a very high standard. A milky 11” diameter Remo ‘weatherking’ plastic head is fitted (top side coated) along with an ebony tipped 15.87mm (5/8”) maple bridge. Four nickel-plated resonator thumbscrews are provided to attach the resonator. The resonator is constructed from maple with an attractive ‘tiger tail’ flame maple veneer. It has a convex back inlaid with ivory/black rings and is fully bound in matching ivory/black colour binding. The maple is stained in the pre-war ‘Gibson-style’ brown mahogany and is clear lacquered and highly polished.
The Neck Assembly… The neck is attached to the pot assembly with double ‘Gibson-style’ lag bolts and two coordinating rim rods which give you the facility to alter the ‘action’ of banjo to suit your particular style of playing relative to the strings of your choice. The neck is constructed from solid maple, it is also fitted with an internal adjustable steel truss rod.
The rosewood 22 fret fingerboard is fully bound to match the resonator and is inlaid with intricate vintage style abalone pearl inlays and small black side dot position markers at the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 17th,19th & 22nd frets. The geared 5th string tuner is located adjacent the 5th fret. The nickel silver fretwork is perfectly positioned, rounded and polished for smooth playing.
The nut is precisely cut and filed for a comfortable string action at the first position. The peg head (headstock) is faced in ebony veneer and inlaid with abalone/pearl in a traditional design. A white edged black plastic ‘bell’ shape truss rod cover is fitted. A set of high quality ‘vintage style’ planetary-geared tuners are fitted to give positive and trouble free tuning. The tuners are chrome plated to match the hardware of the pot assembly. The neck is stained, clear lacquered and highly polished to match the resonator and body.
For something just a little bit special you can upgrde your Ozark 2141 banjo with a Kershner tailpiece and a superior quality US Maple/Ebony bridge for just £49.99 including fitting, please telephone for details.
Scale Length: 670mm (26.370”)
Width At Nut: 31.50mm (1.240”)
* FREE Premier set-up is included in our special UK discount price