Build a Pre-War banjo neck, just like the original
The early 1930s banjos are some of the most amazing and desirable banjos that were ever created. Now with our neck shaping templates you can finally build your banjo to match those specs with pinpoint accuracy.
More than just the neck profile, we also exactly copied the transition of the fret board to the 5th fret, shape of the heel, neck to heel transition, heel cap, and peghead volute. You can finally recreate every detail of these unique necks exactly.
Each template is a set of three, giving you 12 laser-cut contours for extreme accuracy.
- Exact neck profile at the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 12th frets
- Nut width dimensions, including transition to the 5th fret
- Neck thickness dimensions at the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 12th frets (to the bottom of the fretboard)
- Heel cap
- Neck to heel transition
- Heel front profile
- Heel side profile
- Peaghead volute
If you are a custom builder, you'll love being able to offer customers neck profile choices that have been recognized and loved by generations of players.
Check out the iconic neck you can make!
1930s Pre-War Gibson® RB-11
This ultra-rare banjo has an original 5-string neck, not a converted tenor. The narrow and deep shape makes it feel just right for Bluegrass playing styles.
Partial dimensions included:
- Nut width: 1.175"
- 1st fret - Width: 1.190". Thickness: 0.797"
- 12th fret - Width: 1.700". Thickness: 0.925"
First time building a neck? We've got everything you need.
From Curly Maple and Mahogany neck blanks, to Ebony, Indian and Madagascar Rosewood, and numerous other exotic fretboards, we're here to help you make any neck you can dream of. With countless sizes and materials of fretwire, inlay, and binding options—we've got thousands of combinations for you to choose from.
And our tech support team is always ready (and just a phone call away) to answer any question you have when building your custom neck.
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