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UTE Premium 12" Open Back Banjo (#108)

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We are now operating by appointment. Learn more here.

Note: Free shipping does not apply to UTE banjos. UPS shipping costs will be calculated at checkout.

Description courtesy of UteBanjos.com:

UTE Banjos are basic, no-frills instruments that are designed to capture the spirit and flavor of the late 19th and early 20th-century banjos.

These instruments give maximum tone, response, and playability for an affordable price.

Each instrument is hand-made in our shop in Boulder, Colorado from US and imported materials and parts, and comes complete with a padded gig bag.

The Premium UTE Banjo has our 12″ multi-ply maple Tone-rim construction with 26 heavy rim brackets for added brilliance. It gives a warm, woody, Old-time banjo tone with strong bass, brilliant treble, and lively response throughout the entire playing range.


  • African Mahogany Neck with Adjustable Truss Rod
  • 26-3/16” scale & 1-3/16” nut width
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with 22 Nickel Silver Frets
  • Double-cut vintage peghead with UTE inlayed Logo
  • Comfortable neck profile
  • Classic boat-shaped heel
  • Inlayed front & side position dots
  • 5th String edge-scoop & 7th fret capo spike
  • ODE planetary gear tuners with Amber knobs
  • 12” multi-ply black maple Tone-rim construction.
  • Brass trimmed wood rim-rod
  • Heavy notched brass tension hoop
  • 26 Heavy rim brackets
  • Aged Nickel & Brass Hardware
  • Tung-oil varnish & lacquer wood finish
  • Renaissance Head
  • Trillium Maple & Ebony Bridge
  • No-knot Tailpiece & D’Addario medium strings
  • UTE logo deluxe gig bag
  • Two Year Limited Warranty

Why Avenue Guitars?

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Why shop at Avenue Guitars for your next acoustic instrument?

Family Owned for 40 Years

Avenue Guitars has been family owned and operated for nearly 40 years by John Ramsey. These days he gets help from his son, Sean, and his wife, Pam.

Check out our About Us page to learn more about our history. 


John and Sean bring a combined 50 years of experience to the table. We're happy to take the time answer any questions you might have before the sale, and we operate on a strict no-pressure policy.

Feel free to call (719-634-2228) or email (mail@avenueguitars.com) if you'd like to know more about this instrument!


Most full-price purchased through our website ship free. Click here to learn more.


As a small, all-acoustic shop, we're able to offer a quiet and relaxed shopping experience. We don’t have an acoustic room because our store is the acoustic room!

We strive to keep our inventory in clean, playable, and in pristine condition.

Professional Setup

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Before shipping your new instrument, we inspect it carefully to ensure it's clean, has fresh strings, and is set up to original factory specs. 

Of course, we're more than happy to do a custom setup at no extra cost. Feel free to contact us beforehand with questions about your setup preferences, or leave a note in the comment box at checkout.

Interest-Free Financing

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PayPal Credit

With PayPal Credit you can easily apply for 6-month financing during the checkout process. There's no interest as long as the balance is paid in full within 6 months.

You can easily apply at checkout by providing just a few basic pieces of information, and you'll know instantly if you're approved.

Click here to learn more about PayPal Credit.


Through our partnership with Synchrony, we are able to offer the following financing options:

  • 6 months at 0% interest
  • 36 months at 13.99% APR

Click here to learn more about financing with Synchrony.

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