Rare Item: Airline Bojotar (Electric Resonator/Banjo Hybrid)

about 1 year ago
Rare Item: Airline Bojotar (Electric Resonator/Banjo Hybrid)
Mark Helm
Available on
Steel Guitar Forum
Tennessee, USA

s it a Guitar? Is it a Resonator? Is it a Banjo? Is it a Dobro? Yes, it is!
Asking $675 + Shipping (UPS Ground; I pack and box professionally)
Inquiries: emailmarkhelm@gmail.com
NOTE: Open to swap on vintage lap steel guitar
The Bojotar-- now a rare, hard-to-find axe-- is a stringed instrument developed by guitarist Bow Thayer in collaboration with Joey Leone for Eastwood/Airline Guitars.
Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc8UO-43puQ
Read this article:
The instrument has only been gently tested and used in one session.
It is in, beautiful, like-new condition (see all original pics).
It has a chambered guitar body with a resonator, two pickups (a humbucker by the neck and a piezo under the resonator's biscuit) and a three-knob blending system that allows for many different varieties of tone.
Thayer removed the low E string of a standard guitar by cutting the neck down to the fifth fret and replacing it with a drone string like a banjo, leaving it with an extra-low note that a five-string banjo doesn't have.
This hybrid can be tuned to an open G, just like Keith Richards, or any other open tuning you want to explore. Thayer plays it with a flat pick and two finger picks on his middle and ring finger, but the sky is the limit.
The Bojotar can be played with a banjo roll, strummed or as a single note pick. Or with a blues finger style and a slide riff, all in one tune. Thayer also plans on adding a B-bender to, as he puts it, "get into the world of some pseudo-pedal steel licks."
Body: Tone Chambered Mahogany
Colours: Black
Pickups: NY Mini s/c neck, Piezo bridge
Switching: none - Blend Potentiometer
Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Blend, 1 Tone
Bridge: Biscuit Bridge Single Cone
Neck: Maple, Bolt-on
Finger Board: Rosewood, Dot Markers
Scale Length: 24 3/4"(628mm) 20 frets
Hardware: Grover Style Nickel/Chrome
Unique Features: Rubber Body Binding, Pickup Blend_________________Yours in Steel,