Here we have the ever-popular Rickard Maple Ridge banjo, now upgraded with goat skin head! For the player looking for the warmest, sweetest tone you can get out of an open back banjo, a natural skin head is the way to go. Though it's also known to be sensitive to humidity and temperature changes, in the hands of a skilled builder like Bill Rickard, consistency and reliability are achieved. With a maple rim and neck for bright clarity and projection, frailing scoop for comfortable playability, and antiqued hardware for an old world aesthetic. Priced with hard case.