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12" Eagle Music Model

Model available exclusively from Eagle music shop.

12" Cherry.

25.5" Scale length.

Slim neck profile.

Long scoop.

Astronomer headstock inlay.

Fat Dobson heel.

Two way adjustable truss rod.

Ebony fretboard with mother of pearl markers.

Medium fretwire.

Buffalo horn nut.

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

Romero style dowel rod construction.

Handmade raw brass tension hoop, and 24 handmade brackets.

Rickard hooks, nuts and tailpiece.

Planetary tuners.

Compensated Cherry and Ebony bridge.

Stained goat skin.

Hand rubbed true oil finish.







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This banjo model is available through Eagle Music shop and came about after meeting the owner Steve Noon last year and his suggestion that I built an exclusive model for the shop, the only requirements were that it would have a twelve inch rim with twenty four brackets and a frailing scoop. The rest was up to me and after a bit of emailing we decided on a cherry banjo with an ebony tone ring, slightly deeper pot, an extra long Enoch style scoop, with alternating left to right  fretboard markers. The Inlay in the Headstock was adapted from an Edward Lear Illustration from his book of nonsense.






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