The Chautauqua is only available in an 11-inch size, as this model uses a Silver Bell tone ring, which is only made in 11-inch size! This banjo is characterized by a clear, bright tone, and is ideal for melodic play.
|This particular banjo is maple, with a rich brown stain.||The "Texas" scooped ebony fingerboard has Chuck's distinctive offset abalone dot position markers.
|The distinctively shaped peghead has an equally distinctive abalone inlay in its ebony headstock overlay.||As on all of Chuck's series banjos, the tuners (including the 5th string tuner) are PegHeds brand 4:1 planetaries, masking as fiddle-style friction tuners.|
|The 11-inch, 2-ply maple pot is fitted with a Silver Bell tone ring, which produces a very clear and bright tone, most like that of a Tu-Ba-Phone to my ears.||It comes set up with a No-Knot tailpiece and a Renaissance brand head. I love the sound of this instrument!|