WGF Howson Instruments

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12" Sapele Banjo

25.5" Scale.

Medium neck profile.

Three piece neck.

Two way adjustable trussrod.

Rosewood fretboard with fret markers from seventh fret.

Oval style scoop.

Dobson style headstock with Rosewood faceplate.

Fat Dobson heel.

Bone nut.

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

Romero style dowel rod construction.

Handmade raw brass tension hoop, tailpiece, hooks, Gibson style nuts and brackets.

Planetary tuners.

Three foot Maple and Rosewood bridge.

Stained goat skin.

Hand rubbed true oil finish.







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The rim on this banjo is a bit deeper than standard 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, but plenty of low end. The fretboard is inlayed with flush frets from the 7th, side dots and it responds great to both low and standard tunings.