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11" Black Walnut

25.5" scale length.

Slim neck profile.

Double ogee.

Oval scoop with atlas moth inlay of black and silver pearl.

Scroll headstock with Walnut veneer.

Small dobson heel.

Two way adjustable truss rod.

Ebony fretboard.

Vintage thin fretwire.

Buffalo horn nut.

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

Romero style dowel rod construction.

Handmade raw brass tension hoop, tailpiece and brackets.

Rickard hooks and Gibson style nuts.

Planetary tuners.

Compensated Maple and Rosewood bridge.

Light stained goat skin.

Hand rubbed true oil finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This banjo was a lot of fun to make, it was commissioned by a musical instrument academic who wanted a modern fretted banjo, but also really loved the stylistic elements of the Boucher banjos from the 1800's. He decided upon an 11 inch rim with an integral Rosewood tone ring, then as a nod to Boucher a scroll headstock with a double ogee running under the line of the 5th string, definitely something I will be revisiting in the future.

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info@wgfhowsoninstruments.co.uk

Mobile

07533040486