I just delivered this newest of my custom built instruments yesterday. My client was unhappy with the 2 factory and 1 custom resonator banjos he owns and asked me to design and build him one with more volume and a warmer tone than his others. The result was this new 5-string banjo with a 12 fret to the body fingerstyle guitar type neck and a full size Dobro style maple body. The full scale but shorter mahogany neck allows for a warmer, more relaxed tone and the body (being larger than other reso banjos) gives more volume.
The customer was very happy, and I miss it!