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Lemon Banjo and Supply

Block Rim, Optionally Fitted for Hardware, Stained and Finished

Block Rim, Optionally Fitted for Hardware, Stained and Finished

Regular price $150.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $150.00 USD
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A high-quality Lemon block rim that is fitted for your choice of flange and/or tone ring or woodie. Depending on the options you choose, this rim may or may not be ready for assembly.

Our add-on options for this rim can be found:
-Labor to Cut Tone Ring/Woodie
-Labor to Cut Flange
-Labor to Drill Coordinator Rods
-Labor to Stain and Finish

If desired, we can stain and finish the rim also. Call or email us to specify a color.

Approximate wait time for a rim is 1-2 months.

Pictured: Red Maple Block Rim Fitted for One-Piece Flange and Tone Ring

Choose between Red Maple, Hard Maple, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut, or Birch block rims

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Steve Smith WVU Bluegrass Banjo Instructor
Torrified Maple Block Rim

All I can say is wow!!!
This Torrified hard maple block Rim made by Lemon Banjos has allowed my Banjo to open up , Give me that 4th string Growl with clean defined notes all the up the neck !
It also gave my banjo that open hollow Pre-war sound as well.

Ive always desired to have a prewar Mastertone Banjo , but as the old saying goes ....poor people have poor ways However this is NOT the case with this Rim .
I can say that just the Rim swap gave me that instant PRE-WAR sound !
My banjo with the Lemon Torrified Hard Maple Block Rim was compared to a 1928 Pre-war Mastertone and you honestly can not hear any difference in the tone.
This Lemon Block Rim sits under a Huber Vintage Ring with a prewar setup that will blow your socks off !!!

If You've been searching for that Pre-War sound you are at the right place , just do yourself a favor and get cha one !!

For the record I have Hunter @ Lemon Banjos Making me another Rim For another Banjo , I promise You wont be disappointed !

Phil Loranger
Excellent quality

Excellent quality and great communications!

Logan Phares
Custom Osage Orange Rim

Mr. Lemon has always been courteous to what I want. He built this custom osage rim for a longneck banjo I’ve been building. I have everything I need to do my projects except a lathe for rim building. He is the only person I turn to for my rims and this is because he does exceptional work. I couldn’t think of any other luthier that would custom build banjo parts like this. He is amazing. The reason why I wanted such a strange and unconventional rim is because I built my first banjo out of walnut and osage. The rim was not very round and not well made, but sounded great in drop C and in open D, and I wanted an expert made rim to have the same tone as the very first project I made. Mr. Lemon was the only guy I turned to because I know he makes great things.

Richard Mason
Torrefied Birch Rim

I had wanted to try a “woodie” rim for a while and came across Hunter Lemon’s offerings. We talked a bit and he constructed a torrified birch woodie rim for me. The result is a gorgeous birch block rim, stained to match my resonator and with a perfect fit. The tone is punchy, rich and sweet, very consistent up the neck too. I’m pleased to have come across this excellent craftsman and will likely order a second light weight woodie from Hunter to mount in another banjo.

Logan P.
Torrefied Hard Maple Rim

I got an RB 100 for Christmas and it was not original. I really thought it was and I was very disappointed. I had no idea what would be original for this banjo and Hunter helped me out. He looked up the serial number and the year it was made and he told me the specs for the rim. I told him I wanted as close to original as I could get and he sure did deliver. He synthetically aged the rim (baked it) and cut the rim for a brass hoop like what would be in an original banjo. I love archtop banjos, and I asked him if this would’ve been originally an archtop and he said no. I went with his advice and got the flathead hoop because I wanted this 100 to be as close to an original as I could possibly get. Now, this banjo sounds very similar to my teacher’s banjo, the only difference is his is a few years older and an archtop. I am very pleased with what Mr. Lemon has done.