STUART NEWMAN 5-STRING OPEN-BACK - NEW

This young Australian instrument-maker just gets better and better! Using innovative designs and rich tonewoods this latest creation will inspire playing pleasure and pride of ownership.

Featuring: A zero fretting system and compensator bridge for perfect intonation. A concealed tunnel enables placement of the 5th string tuner on the headstock. Steinberger 40:1 tuners. Truss rod access from the rim. Rosewood fretboard with abalone micro dot inlays. Tailpiece is carbon fibre shell-inlaid with the Newman logo. Reinforced perch rod. Block barrel-rim construction in contrasting sections of Australian Blue Gum and Brush Box with integral wooden tone ring. Tasmanian Blackwood neck, armrest, headstock and pot veneers. Remo Elite head. Spikes at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets.

Set up for low, smooth playing action. Resonant sound, warm and deep in the bass with clear singing tones in the highs. A delightful creation that will improve and develop with playing over the years. This banjo represents the melding of old world craftsmanship and the benefits of modern technology. Fingerstyle predicts this maker's work will become highly sought-after.

In hard case, $3,500.00 AUD

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