Pilgrim by Vintage Banjos
Instrument maker Paul Tebbutt and Vintage guitars have joined forces to create a new series of eight Pilgrim by Vintage banjos.
VPB018 – 5-string resonator banjo
The 018 (£379) has the looks of an old-time 5-string resonator banjo. This is an instrument suited for solo or band use, thanks to its adjustable tailpiece. With closed mahogany resonator, 18-bracket brass tone ring, and Remo Weatherking Fiberskyn head.
VPB045 – 5-string closed-back resonator banjo
£479 5-string banjo. The 045 features a walnut neck and shell, a decorative burr walnut closed-back resonator with 24-bracket rolled brass tone ring, and a Remo Weatherking Coated head. Suited to bluegrass, the adjustable tailpiece is designed to allow the player to cater to a range of styles.
VPB075 – 5-string closed-back resonator banjo
£699. The 075 features a lflamed maple closed-back resonator, solid maple 3-ply shell and 24-bracket brass tone ring, with a Remo Weatherking Coated head.
VPB05T – 4-string open-back banjo
A traditional short-scale 17-fret tenor banjo, the 05T features an open back walnut shell and a walnut neck, along with a 24-bracket brass rolled tone ring and a Remo Weatherking Fibreskyn head and adjustable tailpiece. The 05T tunes to GDAE (like an octave mandolin). Suited for solo or band playing at £349.
VPB007 – 5-string open-back banjo
A 5-string banjo, the 007, at £399, is an option for the clawhammer or frailing banjo player. With solid maple shell and maple neck, 24-bracket “Whyte Laydie”-style tone ring and Remo Weatherking Fiberskyn head.
VPB09T – 4-string open-back banjo
The classic-style 09T is a 19-fret tenor banjo with an adjustable tailpiece. With solid maple shell and maple neck, 24-bracket “Whyte Laydie”-style tone ring and Remo head. £399.
VPB003 – 5-string open-back banjo
At £349, the 003 features a 24-bracket rolled brass tone ring, walnut shell, and is fitted with a Remo Fiberskyn head. Features walnut neck and scalloped fingerboard.
VPB002 – 5-string open-back banjo
The 002 Vintage 5-string is priced at £279. It comes with a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, a multi-ply maple shell with an 18-bracket rolled brass tone ring, and an adjustable tailpiece and Remo head.
Pilgrim by Vintage banjos are distributed worldwide by John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd., and all prices quoted are UK RRPs. For more information, visit the the Pilgrim website. The entire range of Pilgrim banjos will be on display at the upcoming London Acoustic Guitar Show at the London Olympia on September 10-11, with Paul Tebbutt at the JHS stand to explain, show and tell the story of his latest creations.
Pilgrim by Vintage: www.jhs.co.uk/pilgrimbanjos.html