WGF Howson Instruments

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10" Sapele Banjo

23.2" A scale.

Medium neck profile.

Three piece neck.

Two way adjustable truss rod.

Rosewood fretboard and headstock veneer.

Enoch Style Scoop.

Flat heel.

Rosewood fretboard.

Medium fretwire.

Bone nut.

Block rim construction with integral Rosewood tone ring and Rosewood rim cap.

Traditional style dowel construction, handmade raw brass brace.

Handmade raw brass tension hoop and brackets.

Rickard no knot tailpiece, hooks and nuts.

Planetary tuners.

Compensated Cherry and Rosewood bridge.

Stained goat skin.

Hand rubbed true oil finish.

 

 

 

 

 

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The idea behind this banjo was to build a small portable instrument, that could fit in the overhead in a plane without compromising the tone and volume.

 The scale length is 23.2 inches which is about a bluegrass banjo scale minus the first two frets, starting from the longer bluegrass scale means that the instrument can be tuned down to G without the strings feeling floppy.

The rim is smaller than usual but also a bit deeper and the tone ring is from a beautiful and very dense billet of plantation grown Indian rosewood which gives the banjo a warm woody sound with a bit of brightness.

 

 

 

 

 

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Email

info@wgfhowsoninstruments.co.uk

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07533040486