Tubaphone Gold and Brass
A superlative banjo built to exacting specs.
The test of an excellent sounding banjo is its tone higher on the neck.
Happy sounds it makes:
"Hello Jonathan. I hope all is well. I just want to make sure that you received the two broken hooks in the mail. Also, I would like to say the banjo is great. I love it." Thank you. God bless you. "
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This is the type of banjo that has been used by groups such as "The Kingsoston Trio", "The Limelighters", and Pete Seeger and secular and Christian folk music.
The tone is mellow / smooth
Below is my very new Vega Style Bracket Longneck with
This one has sold!
I custom build the banjo just for you. Inquire.
*With Vega Style Brackets
Surfaces sealed with epoxy coating for life time wear.
I hand build each individual banjo.
The banjo "standard tubaphone" was sold to a the founder and banjo player with "The Seekers", Keith Pogter (professional musician since early '60's - 8 million records sold ). He plans to use it in performances. The picture below is on Facebook. He resides in Melbourne, Australia.
I am most delighted with its beautiful sound!
Here is my MP3 which is provides a very good audio of this tubaphone. Tell me what you think. This is much better recording than the video.
I am most delighted with it! If you love the classic banjo sound, you would love this one.
If you are an aficionado of that certain banjo sound. Please check out banjo hangout www site and what they say about the tubaphone as premiere tone ring. I think that the brackets have pushed up the quality of tone to the top of the chart!
A banjo matching thes specifications and appearance of the one on this page is available.
Note: The audio on this video is poor.
Please listen to the MP3 file below.
Above is my new Vega Bracket Tubaphone Longnecck Banjo Pot -
"Golden" Plated Tuning Pegs, Arm Rest and Brass tail piece.
Tone Ring and Pot Parts Made In North America
New Style Designed Neck
I build each banjo by hand.
According to my research only Vega builds the long neck banjo with
I have fashioned the rim and personally assembled and adjusted it.
A great advantage of the tubaphone long neck is its weight. It only weights 9 lbs.
The pot hardware
is made by Rickard Banjos, of Canada. and is among the finest tone ring
maker in North America
All Tubaphone Banjos have "golden" plated tuning pegs.
The blue print below of rim and tone ring is part of my
The tone ring below is made by Bill Rickard Banjos. I also fashion the rims. Inlay can be added. for extra cost.
Note that I conform to the details of this