This instrument is in Very-Good Condition showing some minor hairline scratches/nicks throughout, as well as one or two finish dings/belt markings on the resonator. There is only very slight tarnishing on the tail-piece and frets show nearly no signs of wear. There are a couple broken teeth in the Heli-Mount gear, however, the system is still fully functional. Included is a hardshell case which is also in Very-Good Condition.
The Phantom is an example of modern engineering applied to the 5 string banjo. The absence of the 5th peg on the neck makes changing left hand positions easier. The neck is stronger and lends more solidly to the tone. The Radiused neck conforms to the hand with a slim, easy feel that offers comfort and easy playability.
The Phantom’s slightly wider profile gives you plenty of room for chokes and slides. Extra wide frets form a secure foundation for the strings’ anchor point on the fret board while giving you longer-lasting frets. This combination of features translates to incredible musical power from every note.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
Rim: 3-Ply Maple
Frame: Heli-mount System
Pot: Cyclotronic System
Neck Profile: Standard – Slightly Wider
Bridge: Maple & Ebony – Compensated
Bridge Spacing: J.D. Crowe
Scale Length: 26-3/8″
5 String: Tunneled (No Roller)
Peghead: Geo 5
Tone Ring: 20 Hole Pro Tone-Ring
Fingerboard Radius: 7″-12″ Compound
Finish: Nechville Clear (Natural Stain)
Truss Rod: 2-Way Stainless
Frets: Steel, Radiused
Fret Spikes: 7, 8, 9, 10
Hardshell Case Included
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary