Shackleton Custom 'Bootlegger' Expeditionary Banjo

Contact us for details about customization. 01603 417903

A slightly shorter scale length and sapele mahogany pot with integrated maple tone ring gives this stunning banjo a beautifully warm, rich, old-time sound. This is Toby Wilson's (of The Jake Leg Jug Band) custom banjo. His version features and EMG ACB pickup and a custom frailing plate. The potwas also made from Old Growth Honduras Mahogany rather than the usual Sapele Mahogany

Fully customizable design. Left hander at no extra charge. 

Includes beautiful compass inlay and brass onlay to frailing scoop, featuring Shackleton 'S' monogram.


  • Shorter 625mm scale
  • Warm rich old timey sound
  • Quarter Sawn Appalachian Rock Maple Neck
  • Old Growth Honduras Mahogany Pot with integrated Appalachian Maple tone ring
  • Two-way Truss Rod
  • Rosewood fingerboard, headstock veneer and heel cap (Ziricote option now available)
  • Unbleached bone nut
  • Flame Maple binding with coachline neck and pot
  • S-Shaped Frailing scoop with Custom Brass on-lay
  • Schubb Capo
  • Custom white pearl and brass inlay
  • Appalachian Maple Dowel stick
  • 16 Bracket Hooks
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • American hardware
  • EMG ACB pickup, fitted to pot
  • American no-knot tailpiece
  • American-made Waverly Planetary Tuners
  • Japanese-made Gotoh 5th string tuner
  • Handmade Snuffy Smith Bridge
  • Remo Fyber Skin head
  • OSMO Hardwax Oil Finish
  • Hard case included


Please note that as we are no longer able to ship Rosewood overseas, we are now providing a Ziricote option for international customers

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