“I knew I wanted a radiused fingerboard. Having tried Noam Pikelny’s banjo with 24 frets (an extra two frets coming out over the fingerboard), I requested the same. I had always desired a resonator made of quilted maple.” - Tony Trischka
The Silver Clipper is the aesthetically slimmed down little sister to Tony Trischka's signature Golden Clipper.
The Silver Clipper’s nickel-plated hardware, acrylic inlays, ivoroid binding, and other appointments make it less expensive than its pricier sibling, but it is still a fully professional-grade instrument, and its basic construction is largely the same as the Golden Clipper. The Silver Clipper features a radiused fingerboard with two extra frets that extend past the neck joint, a beautiful honey-stained quilted maple resonator, and a mahogany neck, as well as tapered resonator walls for an increase in projection. Deering’s 06 bell bronze tone ring, one-piece cast zinc flange, True Tone tailpiece, and Smile bridge top off the Silver Clipper to make it a stunning, professional grade banjo.
If you've got questions, shoot us a message or give us a call at 833-BANJOBEN (833-226-5623).