USED Bart Reiter Standard Openback 5 String Banjo with Scoop - Commission Sale **SOLD**

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** SOLD ** Made in Michigan,USA. Bart Reiter 'The Standard' 5 string openback banjo with frailing scoop. Features a 2 ply maple rim, mahogany neck, rolled brass tone ring, rennaisance head and a satin lacquer finish. Includes a pro quality fitted hard case. Commission sale

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  • Rolled brass tone ring
  • Ebony fingerboard and peghead veneer
  • Mahogany neck - stained brown
  • Dot position markers
  • Pearl star in peghead
  • Satin lacquer finish

Rim Construction:

  • Walnut bottom cap
  • Two ply laminated maple
  • 1/2 inch wall thickness
  • 11 inch diameter
  • Notched tension hoop
  • 24 L-shoe brackets
  • Elite head
  • 5/8 inch ebony top bridge
  • No Knot tailpiece

Neck Construction

  • 26 1/4 inch scale length
  • 17 nickel silver frets - scooped fingerboard
  • Bone nut
  • Steel reinforced (adjustable)
  • Maple dowel stick
  • Veneer laminated in center of neck
  • 4 planetary tuning pegs
  • Geared fifth peg
  • Traditional peghead shape and neck contour 

More information about Bart Reiter Banjos

Statement of Origin:
Bart Reiter Open Back Banjos are made entirely by me in my East Lansing, Michigan shop. The rim blanks are made in Vermont or Maine of local hard maple. I fashion the necks from rough planks of Michigan maple or African mahogany. The fingerboards are made of Indian ebony. Stewart-MacDonald Five Star hardware is used throughout, being made in Ohio or Montana. A few small items of hardware such as fifth pegs and tailpieces are now made in Asia as the USA made equivalent is no longer available. Thank you for your interest in my product,
Bart Reiter

Recognized for their artistry, craftsmanship and performance, Bart Reiter Banjos were one of 26 select Builders included in the North American Banjo Builder Series. The series - filmed entirely on location by Craig Evans - became a permanent part of the Smithsonian Folkways "Instrument Builder" Collection in late 2013


Banjo Type
5 String Banjo
Number of Strings
5 String


Pot Type
Open back


Right or Left Handed
Right Handed

Used Status

Used Instrument

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