Banjo #468 Hot Rod


Cherry neck with oil finish
Rosewood fretless fingerboard
Buckbee peghead
Corian nut measuring 1 3/16″ wide
Ebony friction violin tuners…very smooth operation
Canteen Gourd measures 9 ” dia x 4″ deep
1 1/2″ soundport
26 3/16″ scale
can be ordered with frets
Natural Goat skin head

**Out of stock/Special Order Available

Please note: Available for special order means that the instrument is currently unavailable and will have to be built Usually about 2 weeks.


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The Hot Rod is a compact Gourdie with a lot of punch. The Hotrod series uses gourds that are in the 9″ dia. range. This one is 9″. The canteen style gourd is what gives this banjo a lot of bright tones. It’s very comfortable to hold because of the flat shape of the canteen gourd.