The "Milky Way" was inspired by and built for Jim Zimmerman of Manistee, Michagan. The peghead features a "man in the moon" the design which was supplied by Jim, between billowy layers of clouds. The fingerboard has clusters of engraved stars in all the marked frets connected by a flowing "milky way" of tiny pearl stars, some as small as a pin head. The back of the peghead features a stylalized sun design provided by Jim. This custom banjo also features a bound peghead and fingerboard, full backstrap on a tigertail maple neck and carved heel with three engraved stars on the heel cap as well as engraved, nickel parts featuring a shooting star on the tailpiece is included on this custom piece. It has a 12 inch dia. rim and 26 1/4 inch scale. Price is $5550.

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