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Per the manufacturer’s website, legendary bluegrass artist Sonny Osborne worked exclusively with Recording King to create this outstanding signature banjo!   Featuring custom features selected by the bluegrass icon, the Osborne Scout features the classic Recording King peghead with Osborne’s name and arrowhead design in M.O.P., as well as a patterned arrowhead fretboard inlay with Sonny Osborne’s signature block in mother of pearl imprinted on the 12-Fret.

The Scout also features a one-piece flamed maple resonator, one-piece figured maple neck, 20-hole tone ring, 3-ply maple rim, white binding, a mother of pearl truss rod cover, nickel-plated hardware, American standard thread hardware and a Mastertone-style flange.   “It has been my extreme pleasure to work with the people at Recording King to produce a midrange banjo which exceeds anything on the market, at an affordable price,” says Osborne.    Sonny Osborne was a member of the influential bluegrass group The Osborne Brothers. Today, he is one of the most respected artists in the bluegrass community. This beautiful banjo salutes one of bluegrass music's great artists.

  • One-piece flamed maple resonator
  • One-piece figured maple neck
  • Traditional style banjo flange
  • Traditional style tone ring
  • 3-ply maple rim
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • Dual coordinator rods
  • Osborne "Arrowhead" mother of pearl peghead and fretboard inlay
  • Mother of pearl truss rod cover with "Scout" in black
  • Mother of pearl 12-fret Osborne signature block
  • Presto-style tailpiece
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • American standard thread hardware
  • Remo frosted head
  • Notched tension hoop
  • Natural finish
  • 1-3/16" nut width
  • 11” diameter
  • 22 frets to the fingerboard

This banjo is in Very Good condition, showing signs of light-to-moderate use and careful storage. There is light tarnish on all nickel-plated surfaces , with slightly heavier wear on the armrest. There is a light dent in the tip of the headstock and one light dent on the reverse of the neck. There is some light wear on the head in the play area. The resonator shows some light scratches and belt worming that is difficult to capture in photographs and can only be seen when held to the light. This package includes the original hard case and a Souldier strap.

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Listeda year ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.Learn more
  • Scout Sonny Osborne Signature 5-String Banjo
  • Flamed Maple
  • 2013

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