Seeders B’rer Rabbit Trickster 12" Custom Banjo (2016)


This incredibly unique custom banjo from Seeders Instruments is an outstanding and wonderful instrument.  This banjo was built just last year and the condition, sound, and playability are all excellent.  This instrument is half-fretless (on first five frets) with fret markers that make it approachable even for someone unfamiliar with banjos in this style  It features some of the most intricate and interesting engraving work of any banjo we've had through the shop in recent memory.  With regards to the inspiration behind the inlay and engraving work Will Seeders has the following to say, "The unique folklore trickster theme led us to make some very fun decisions that tied everything together very nicely in a personal and cohesive way. We started with B’rer Rabbit on the peghead and the Japanese Kitsunev, a nine tailed fox, in the scoop with fox prints traveling up the fingerboard. We later added a raven to the back of the peghead and lastly a butterfly to the heel. The connection of the two is as follows, “in the Canadian Pacific northwest, the Haida depict Butterfly as the companion of Raven the Creator-Trickster, perhaps acknowledging the unpredictable and unreliable nature of “flights of fancy” and dreaming”.  This is certainly a special instrument meant to inspire all manner of musical dreams.  

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • 12″ Curly Walnut Rim
  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • Wenge Tone Ring
  • Copper and Brass Half Fretless Overlay with Engraved Fret Markers
  • Copper with Brass Eye Side Location Dots
  • Ebony Peghead Binding
  • Engraved White, Black and Gold Mother of Pearl and Abalone Inlays
  • Figured Maple Details with Golden Brown Stained Finish
  • Raw Brass Hardware
  • Brooks Banjos Hooks and Nuts
  • Scalloped Ebony Nut
  • Seeders Violin Bridge
  • Fielding Tailpiece

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