(719) 634-2228 | mail@avenueguitars.com
Colorado Springs, CO | Open by appointment
(719) 634-2228 | mail@avenueguitars.com
Colorado Springs, CO | Open by Appointment

Avenue Guitars is currently operating on an appointment-only basis. Learn more here.

UTE Standard 12" Open Back Banjo (#138)

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Regular price SOLD

Avenue Guitars will be on break until 4/22.
Online orders will still be fulfilled on a limited schedule. 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 Standard 12″ UTE Banjo features our 12″ multi-ply maple Tone-rim construction with 14 heavy rim brackets. It gives our warmest, woodiest, Old-time banjo tone with strong bass, sweet treble, and lively response throughout the entire playing range. Prices & Specifications subject to change without notice.


  • 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
  • Inlaid front & side position dots
  • 5th String 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
  • 14 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

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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