This is a demonstration of a Minstrel Banjo made by Eric Prust. If you've ever thought about trying this style of music but hesitate to shell out major bucks, then this is one solution. No excuse not to get strokin' any more. It is certainly worth the $200.00 he asks for. It is a 13" rim, calfskin head, and nylon strings. I'm sure gut would change the character of this instrument a bit. The tunes are from the Dobson "New System For The Banjo" of 1877. I tried two brand new songs...one Stroke Style (Mark Jig) that went up a little bit, and a Fingerstyle song (Roone's Jig).