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Bradford & Franzke Hawthorn® Maple Rose five-string resonator banjo

Our Maple Rose is our top of the line banjo. This all blonde natural finish banjo features a maple neck and curly maple resonator, with gold plated hardware. The banjo features all Keith d-tuners and regular tuners, an ebony fretboard, and original mother-of-pearl inlays designed by Mark Franzke. A special feature on this beautiful banjo is custom carving on the back of the peghead and back of the heel by master carver Ron Raymer. The pictured banjo features a Hatfield tone ring and a Jimmy Cox three-ply hard rock maple rim, as well as a Huber bridge and head. This banjo is a great combination of beauty and truly musical tone.

  • Jimmy Cox mahogany resonator with twin inlayed concentric circles

  • Prucha twenty hole flathead tone ring standard

  • Optional Ozark Thunder™ "No hole" flathead tone ring or tone ring of your choice

  • Jimmy Cox three ply hard rock maple rim

  • Keith d-tuners on 2nd and 3rd strings and regular Keith tuners on 1st and 4th strings.

  • Gold plated hardware

  • Natural blonde or other finish per your request

  • Optional "Maple Rose" carving on back of peghead and heel of neck ($300 upcharge)

  • Dual action truss rod

  • Dual coordinator rods

  • Double cut peghead

  • Rosewood fingerboard with original Mark Franze designed inlay patters

  • No finish on back of neck (speed neck) optional

  • Full binding on resonator and neck

  • Huber bridge and head

  • Premium Hardshell Case or optional Custom Tweed Embroidered Ameritage Hardshell case

  • Full Warranty to original purchaser

  • Maple Rose pricing starts at $5,000