Saga OK-2 Openback banjo “build your own banjo” kit


Build a great playing banjo- The basic shaping is done, the rest is up to you!

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Saga’s OK-2 open-back Banjo Kit

offers any musician or hobbyist the thrill of accomplishment from building their very own professional quality custom banjo! All of the most difficult work has already been done for you and the clearly illustrated instructions make the process even easier.

Many people who eventually became expert banjo builders began with this banjo kit, it’s a great way to get started! Build your own banjo kits were the very first product offered by- what would become the multi-instrumental company of Saga Musical Instruments in San Francisco, decades ago, and it’s still available today!

  • Kit includes all parts to build a complete, playable 5-string open-back banjo

  • The rim is pre-drilled and polished aluminum with an integral tone ring to accommodate 24 brackets, neck bolts and coordinator rod

  • Solid mahogany neck with fretted rosewood fingerboard and distinct peghead design

  • Adjustable truss rod

  • P-140 nickel-plated planetary tuners

  • P-142 nickel-plated geared 5th string peg

  • P-117 nickel-plated adjustable tailpiece

  • Nickel-plated arm rest

  • Complete with strings and detailed instructions

    Body Material Cast Aluminum w/ Integral Tonering
    Bridge Maple Bridge / Ebony Saddle
    Fingerboard & Inlays Indian Rosewood / Pearloid Dots
    Finish None
    Neck Material Solid Mahogany
    Nut Material Pre-shaped Plastic
    Nut Width 1 1/8″
    Pickguard None
    Pickup Selector Switch None
    Scale Length 26.25″
    Truss Rod 2-way Adjustable
    Tuners Chrome-plated / Planetary-style / Pearloid Buttons
    Volume & Tone Controls None

This kit does require basic woodworking and wood finishing skills. It helps to have basic tools for you to glue, shape, finish, file and to apply the finish type of your choice. There are several opportunities for you to customize your banjo along the way!

Accessorize your banjo kit with a bag, a case, and a strap. Suggestions are shown below. 

The suggested price for this banjo kit is $450.00 but you won’t pay that at Beyond Guitars. 

We will cover this kit with our 14-day customer satisfaction guarantee, plus free shipping in 48 states!


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