11" Cherry rim with Integral Rosewood/Brass rod tone ring.
Cherry neck with 26 3/16" scale Ebony fingerboard
Once I started carving and sanding, I realised that the wood I originally had down as Lignum Vitae is actually something quite different. The rim and neck are totally different, neither of which I'd come across before. I've narrowed the rim wood down to African Greenheart, it is heavy enough to sink like a stone in a bucket of water when I tested a small piece, and of all the species of wood that don't float, African Greenheart is the only one that matches grain pattern and colour.
The neck is a bit more tricky to identify, after consulting several knowledgeable minds and lots of research, the best bet is Ceylon Satinwood!
Anyhow, it both looks and sounds awesome, and is now on the 'banjos in stock' page with full specs, price and sound files. Unfortunately I can't ship this one outside of Europe, due to the Rosewood.