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The Grand Cotillion - This open-back banjo is a collector's edition model. The neck is made of select tigertail maple and has an extended back strap down to the forth fret position consisting of a black/red/black lamination. Thid lamination continues under the fingerboard, peghead and heel cap. The heel is carved in a classical Fairbanks style and the peghead and fingerboard are bound with grained ivoroid binding. The fingerboard, peghead, backstrap and heel cap are all inlaid and intricately engraved with a classic pattern of the 1890's. The rim is bound with a red/white/ black rope design wood marketry and grained ivoriod binding. The Kershner tailpiece, tension hoop, as well as the inside shoe bolt cover band are profusely engraved and nickel plated. Gold plating is available For an additional cost. Price $4750


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The Grand Cotillion Elite - The Grand Cotillion Elite is identical in every way to the description and pictures of the Grand Cotillion with the exception of the inlay on the fingerboard and peghead only. The inlay pattern above which is on the Grand Cotillion Elite consists of four pearl bars from the first to the fourth fret and 5 pearl bars from the from the end of the neck to the fifteenth fret. The inlay on the peghead has changed slightly to include the transition of the four pearl bars. Price $5450 - nickel plated, 6050 - gold plated


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The Cotillion - This open-back banjo has a neck is made of select tigertail maple and has a back strap consisting of a black/red/black lamination which continues under the fingerboard, peghead and heel cap. The fingerboard, peghead, backstrap and heel cap are all inlaid and intricately engraved with a classic pattern of the 1890's. The rim is made with curly maple veneer inside and out to match the neck, is bound with a red/white/black rope design wood marketry and has a black rim cap. The tailpiece, tension hoop, as well as the inside shoe bolt cover band are nickel plated. Price $3950

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