All Exotic Wood Series banjos are naturally colorful- no color staining needed. The rich hues of dark chocolate browns with black grain, the purples, the auburn reddish browns all make these banjos incredibly beautiful. Neck and rim bindings are hand made from the contrasting colorful woods adding an elegant look. The fingerboard inlays are simple cut diamonds in abalone, combined with the peghead inlays of the Balladeer. These banjos are finished with multiple coats of tung oil, hand rubbed, and polished to rich luster with wax. The Exotic Wood Series banjos have their own “flare” , a warm intriguing sound, and look beautiful—a proud addition to our standard line of Traditional Banjos.