The Bart Reiter Galax is basically a mahogany version of the White Lady but with the addition of a scooped fingerboard. Being mahogany, the trebles are not as bright with a bit more emphasis on the mid range. The White Lady tone ring provides plenty of volume and projection though, but not as much snap. If you're looking for a good string band banjo with good cutting power but not too strident for solo work, this is a good model. It has a 26" scale, a nice thick ebony fingerboard and the neck has heft without being bulky. Overall this is a really nice all around instrument.

stock no. 53132

ModelGalax 5 String
Nut width1 1/4"
Scale length26 1/4"
Bridge material5/8" ebony top
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMahogany
InlayPearl star, fretboard dots
Tone ringWhite Laydie
ShellThree-ply laminated maple
NotesScooped fretboard
Total frets17
TunersGeared 5th; planetary
FinishSatin lacquer and brown stain
Caseno
Serial No4557
Diameter11"