WGF Howson Instruments

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12" Cherry Banjo

22.2" scale length.

19 Fret neck.

Slim tapered neck profile.

Three piece neck.

Two way adjustable truss rod.

Ebony headstock veneer and fretboard, with engraved Mother of pearl fiddle playing mouse and stars.

Medium fretwire.

Curved Traditional heel.

Buffalo horn nut.

Block rim construction with Ebony rim cap.

Romero style dowel rod construction.

Handmade heavy brass tone hoop.

Rickard raw brass hardware.

Planetary tuners.

Maple and Ebony bridge.

Hand rubbed true oil finish.

Renaissance head.








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Model available exclusively from Eagle music.


This twelve inch banjo is decorated with a mother of pearl inlay of a fiddle playing mouse with stars, the inlay is based on the inlay from my own banjo which I took from an old German children’s book.

 It has a deep 3" rim with a handmade heavy brass tone hoop and 18 brackets.








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