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Aurora Model

In a telephone conversation with tone ring maker Paul Ebbe, we discussed his rings and he sent me one to test. He was looking for a builder to use his tone ring exclusively. I already have my own ring and was not interested in use of another ring in my existing models, but after testing the Ebbe ring in a new Custom Model and also a pre war conversion, I told Paul I would be proud to build one model using his ring only. I asked him to have input in this model, so he named the model and said he always liked the wreath pattern and also said let's do it with a curly maple resonator and a mahogany neck. He also chose to use a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and Gill pre war style resonator. The Aurora is definitely a professional quality banjo.


  • Nickle Plated Metal Parts
  • Ebbe Tone Ring (copper flashed and old style plating)
  • 1-pc. Flange
  • Gotoh Geared Tuners
  • 3-ply Cox Maple Rim
  • Pre War Style Curly Maple Resonator by Gill
  • Mahogany Neck Handmade by Arthur Hatfield
  • Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Inlay by Custom Inlay
  • Aurora Model Banjo Back
  • Aurora Model Banjo Front
  • Aurora Model Banjo Neck

Price: $3,600

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