Akonting #005 “The first Banjo”

Akonting #005 “The first Banjo”

This banjo features the following:
Canarywood neck 45″ in length
Kettle style gourd 9 3/4″ dia x 6″ deep
Tailpiece is Mahogany
Goatskin head
3 friction Ebony violin tuners
All 3 strings are 60lb. mono-filament fishing line(per documents)
Oil finish on neck

$275.00

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Description

The Akonting was the first banjo originating in West Africa
This is my take on this instrument built from articles, photos and
discussions with experts.
It was a three string instrument with three different lengths strings and used a gourd with a goataskin head.
This banjo features the following:
Canarywood neck 45″ in length
Kettle style gourd 9 3/4″ dia x 6″ deep
Tailpiece is Mahogany
Goatskin head
3 friction Ebony violin tuners
All 3 strings are 60lb. mono-filament fishing line(per documents)
Oil finish on neck

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 60 x 12 x 12 in