The Shackletone Bluegrass Banjo

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Combining features of our standard Bluegrass banjo and inspiration from great banjos of the past we bring you The Shackletone, a Bluegrass banjo that acknowledges its heritage in order to bring you great tone. Available for pre-order now! (Please note that photo's are of 1st model under construction and final details may vary)

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(Chris Lord of The Vanguards plays The Shackletone Bluegrass Banjo at this year's Orwell Bluegrass Festival)


  • Timbers, 2 Piece Laminated Birdseye Maple neck and English Ash (or Maple) pot 
  • Handmade block construction pot
  • Ebony or Ziricote fingerboard, head veneer, binding and heelcap
  • Twin adjustable truss rod
  • Headstock and tuners: 'Baroque' solid headstock with Gotoh Japanese 4:1 planetary tuners.
  • Triple layer purfling to neck, binding to outer of pot
  • Hand cut White Pearl inlay and Silver 'S' logo
  • Resonator: English Ash block build, x-braced book matched Ripple Ash back, fully bound or Maple block with Flame Maple back.
  • Flange: Prucha made Zinc alloy Nickel plated 1 piece flange
  • Stainless steel coordinator rod
  • Aluminium hand-cut top nut
  • 24 brackets, nickel plated
  • Hand made Snuffy Smith Bridge
  • Tone ring: nickel plated Flathead tone ring or Archtop tone ring
  • Silver Side dots 
  • D'Addario J61 strings
  • Gotoh Japanese 5th string tuner
  • Hand rubbed Osmo Hard Wax Oil finish
  • Choice of skin: Remo Renaissance or Remo Top Frosted
  • Tailpiece, Presto USA, nickel plated
  • Optional sculpted armrest
  • Includes hard case
  • 6-year transferable return-to-base warranty
  • Signed ownership certificate


  • Left handed version. Please enquire.
  • 19 fret four string tenor version. Please enquire.
  • Remo Frosted skin. Please enquire.

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