L-Shoe Bracket

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L-Shoe Bracket

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L-Shoe Bracket

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Traditional hardware for banjo. This handsome die-cast nickel-plated zinc alloy L-shoe holds a bracket hook on the side of a banjo rim.

A stainless steel bolt with 5/16" hex head and 1/2"-diameter washer is included. L-shoes are traditionally used on open-back banjos, and occasionally on other banjos that have removable resonator flange plates.

The 12-24 thread portion of the bolt is 13/64" (5.16mm) diameter and is 1" long, to fit a 3/4" (19.05mm) thick banjo rim. The bolt can be cut shorter in your shop to fit a thinner rim.

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great product, smart design

(Customer's Reviews)

Although I had to shorten the bolts 1/8 I had no problem getting a great fit and the plan became obvious. Longer bolts for all occasions. Well produced and work as planned.


Not a bad product but some snags

(Customer's Reviews)

The bracket shoe itself is OK though the finish isn't all that one might wish from a product as expensive as this one. It's the tapping that's the issue - if it could have a standard metric thread (M5 x 0.8 pitch, maybe?) it would be so much easier to obtain alternative bolts or set screws to fit them to banjos. Not all banjos are ideally suited by a heavy hex nut on the inside of the rim ..


Screw length is an issue. Finish is a bit pitted.

(Customer's Reviews)

The finish is quite good, but is a bit more pitted than I had hoped for. Not a mirror finish. The screws were too long for a 5/8" thick rim. An un-elegant solution was to add washers under the screw heads. Shorter screws would work, even with a 3/4" thick rim.

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