059 – de Groot 12″ Curly Maple Dobson Special Banjo

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This is a variation of the Seeders Dobson Special made with Curly Maple. This banjo has a powerful well rounded tone unique to the Dobson Special with a comfortable neck profile ideal for all hand sizes and comfort while playing all over the neck. The Dobson Special utilizes a Dobson tone ring mounted on a rolled brass ring to isolate the tone ring from the wooden rim giving it a unique and powerful Dobson sound with more balanced and a crisp overall tone. It’s simple but elegant inlays and overall design has a vintage inspired look while adding modern play ability and durability.

This banjo is owned by the talented Allison de Groot. You can hear her playing it with Bruce Molky’s “Molsky’s Mountain Drifters” as well as her other duo with Tatiana Hargreaves.

  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • 12″ Curly Maple Rim
  • Stern Tannery Calf Skin Head
  • Dobson Special Tone Ring
  • Hand Engraved Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • Antiqued Brass Hardware
  • Striped Ebony Fingerboard
  • EVO Fretwire
  • 1-5/16″ Bone Nut
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Rich Brown Stain
  • Cole Boat Heel
  • Hard Oil Satin Finish