12-inch walnut block rim, John picked out the curly maple fretboard, which is always a winner.   Beautiful.   Walnut neck has great curly grain.   

Wood tone ring gives it nice resonance and volume typical of the 12-inch rimmed banjos.   

Curly Maple Fretboard

Curly Maple Peghead Plate

Grainy/curly walnut Neck 

Truss Rod

12-inch block walnut rim

Wood tone ring

Renaissance head

Brass Planetary Tuners 

1.35 inch nut width

Curved Scoop

Aged Brass hardware

Cherry Dowel 

Grainy Walnut Armrest 

Built for John in North Carolina