Ce qui différencie un banjo Hutchings ?

The most important part of the banjo is the rim – you can have the most expensive tonering available but fitted to a poor rim the banjo will still be average at best.

I build all my block rims myself, from solid walnut and take great care to make sure they are perfect – the results show in the improved tone and power of my banjos.

I’ve tried different combinations and I think european walnut is the best tonewood for a banjo rim.  It delivers the brilliance of maple but with more of the other frequencies too resulting in a more “complete” tone.  

Compared to the more usual method of constriction (3 Ply) there is more wood and less glue in a block rim.  This is effect even more pronounced on a 1/2″ thick rim.   Less glue – more tone !

The metal parts I use are the best quality items from the USA, Czech Republic and Japan – I won’t compromise my own work by fitting cheaper hardware !

Banjos standard

My range of standard banjos are great sounding and playing instruments all built around my block rim.  They are simply decorated (but beautifully finished) so this keeps the cost down.  

Banjos personnalisés

Anything is possible, from upgraged hardware, inlays and finishes to Masterclones, multi string specials , electric banjos etc…  Just contact me to discuss your project

Banjos gaucher ?

Pas de problème, les banjos gaucher sont construit sur commande, aucun frais supplémentaires

Setups, Repairs, Restorations, Conversions etc… 

All possible – just ask !

Banjo irlandais avec frettes en éventail (multi diapason)

Imbalanced string tension is a common problem with Irish tuned banjos and is caused by the combination of low tuning (GDAE) and short scale length – particularly on the 17 fret banjo.

Les banjos 19 cases ont un diapason plus long qui permet une meilleur tension, mais l’espacement des cases rends le doigté de certains morceaux violon/mandoline.

Le banjo irlandais avec frettes en éventail est aussi facile à jouer qu'un 17 cases standard, mais il a aussi les avantages suivants grâce à la tension optimisée... Espacement étroit sur l es cordes des mélodies Tonalité équilibrée sur le manche, Le Low G devient utile! Le justesse est améliorée tout le long de la touche, les accords résonnent mieux

An irish banjo with fan frets is as easy to play as a regular 17 fret banjo but has the following advantages due to the optimised string tension…

Espacement étroit sur les cordes des mélodies

Balance of tone across the fretboard. The low G is now useful

Intonation is improved along the length of the fretboard. Chords now ring out

Besoin de plus ?

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