Banjo #1407 Midnight Blue Image


This banjo is also a bluegrass banjo. The wood used in this banjo is usually New England maple or black walnut. It’s unique blue coloring is reminiscent of Gibson’s Model #11, a four or five string banjo. The rim is a three ply laminate turned to a full 3/4 inch thickness for a one piece flange.

All of the components used in this banjo are similar to the #1406, except for the flange which is a one piece flange and the grooved tension hoop. Each banjo is setup to produce a full rich tone. See opinion of Mr. Ralph Quintiliano of Bridgeport, CT on the testimonial page.


Each Model #1407 contains the following parts, the customer may request a part be changed to suit their preference.

  • 20 hole, flat head tone ring
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • One piece flange
  • 24 – rd. head hooks and nuts
  • 4 – Five star planetary peghead tuners, 4:1 gear ratio, 3/8 in. shaft dia.
  • 1 – 5th string tuner, 5 star, 14:1 gear ratio, single upright post
  • 1 – 5 string Presto tail piece, with a flip cover
  • 1 – Arm rest, one post anchor
  • Set – 2 coordinator rods, lg. and short with nuts and washers
  • Set – resonator hardware, 4 each, lugs, screws and plates
  • 1 – Frosted Mylar plastic head, 11 inch dia. med. crown
  • Set – Lt. gauge strings, 9.5 – 20w. J.D. Crowe signature strings

Note: All metal parts will be nickle plated.


This instrument is priced at $2,000.00

“I remember a concert in Colchester, CT in 1998-99, I met Dr. Ralph Stanley. During the intermission I asked him if he would play Clinch Mt. Backstep. He looked at me with a very quizzical look on his face, smiled and nodded his head but didn’t say anything. During the second part of the show the music stopped and in that voice that only he had, he said, “Winston wants to hear the Clinch Mountain”. The next thing I knew I was tapping my feet grinning like an idiot. Needless to say, it was one of the highlights in my life. I have that show on tape, thanks to my good friend Kevin Lynch.” – Mr.Bish