Firstly, we miss Noel Booth. On top of being a talented builder, he is just a great guy. He moved to Cullowhee a few years back, and we are not sure if he is still building instruments. We do wish we would see more of his banjos. That being said, we see a lot of "hand built " instruments. Noel's craftsmanship is second to none. Beautifully clean. This particular banjo has a 12" cherry pot with maple cap and rolled brass tone ring, Maple neck with a massive 27.5" scale. Aged hardware. Comes with gig bag. Beautiful playing and sounding banjo.