"Meade, I believe Chris is correct, the necks are maple and the rims are oak, so I would guess your Bell and mine sound alike. Enjoy your new instrument...they are fun to play tho the learning curve is steep at first."
"Here is the one I bought from Picker's Supply in Fredericksburg, VA. I love the look of the maple. I don't know the banjo's story, but the guy at the store said it was from a collector's estate and it came with a 2004 purchase…"
"Just bought a used Bell Boucher today. I am new to minstrel but it sounds deep and loud, and well built too. Terry Bell is a fine craftsman. AI am going to enjoy leaning to play this elegant machine."