The Osborne Scout

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Legendary bluegrass artist Sonny Osborne worked exclusively with Recording King to create this outstanding signature banjo!

Featuring custom features selected by the bluegrass icon, the Osborne Scout features the classic Recording King peghead with Osborne’s name and arrowhead design in M.O.P., as well as a patterned arrowhead fretboard inlay with Sonny Osborne’s signature block in M.O.P. printed on the 12-Fret.

The Scout also features a one-piece flamed maple resonator, one-piece figured maple neck, 20-hole tone ring, 3-ply maple rim, white binding, a M.O.P. truss rod cover, nickel-plated hardware, American standard thread hardware and a Mastertone-style flange.

“It has been my extreme pleasure to work with the people at Recording King to produce a midrange banjo which exceeds anything on the market, at an affordable price,” says Osborne.

Sonny Osborne was a member of the influential bluegrass group The Osborne Brothers. Today, he is one of the most respected artists in the bluegrass community. This beautiful banjo salutes one of bluegrass music's great artists.

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  • One-Piece Flamed Maple Resonator
  • One-Piece Figured Maple Neck
  • Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange
  • Mastertone-Style Tone Ring
  • 3-Ply Maple Rim
  • Bound Rosewood Fretboard
  • Dual Coordinator Rods
  • Osborne "Arrowhead" M.O.P. Peghead & Fretboard Inlay
  • M.O.P. Truss Rod Cover with "Scout" in Black
  • M.O.P. 12-Fret Osborne Signature Block
  • Presto-Style Tailpiece
  • Nickel-Plated Hardware
  • American Standard Thread Hardware
  • Remo Frosted Head
  • Notched Hoop
  • Natural Finish
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16"
  • Head Size: 11", medium crown (7/16" height)
  • Frets: 22
  • Total Length: 38"
  • Weight: 11.4 lbs
  • Includes Vintage Hardshell Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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