NOTE: This was an early attempt at an affordable frailer. Now discontinued and superseded by the Hickler Standard Frailer.
I am developing an instrument designed from the ground up to be an excellent frailer. I am focusing on the usability and tone, with a simplified visual aesthetic for a handsome, functional banjo to satisfy the advanced player. To that end I have completed the first prototype of the No-Nonsense Frailer. YOU TUBE INTRO HERE!
For Sale: First Prototype
- Curly Maple Neck
- Cocobolo Fingerboard
- Cocobolo Peghead overlay
- Geared Tuners
- 24-bracket Tension Hoop
- Maple Rim with Jatoba Tonering
- Plastic Head (note: pictured with a used head. I will substitute a new Weatherking or Fyberskin head)
- 17 Frets and gernerous Frailing Scoop
Overall sweet and bright tone.