This is a 12" Spartan model with a dyed maple rim and a walnut neck. It has a 1/4" rolled brass tone ring and a goat skin head. The patina on the brass on this banjo is going to be my standard brass finish from here on out. It is hardware that has been antiqued, then fairly highly polished. The finish doesn't show fingerprints as much as untreated brass, but still has a yellow to the brass. Unlike heavier antiqued brass. This banjo headed to Swannanoa, NC.