Claughton 'Griffin' -Banjo
bespoke instrument is a little beauty. Made by John Claughton (Leeds)
with a lot of TLC.
All metal parts gold plated.
Unusual peghead design resulting in the instrument being 'crowned' hence the name 'The King'. Also has paired 'crown' cutouts in the resonator flange
Beautiful marquetry inlay on the resonator.
Bottom tensioners, although design means that you have to remove the resonator to tension the Vellum.
Grateful thanks to
Peter Pollard for the photos
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