105 – 11″ Brass Spunover Slothead Dobson Banjo

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This was a milestone project for me and is something I’ve looked forward to being able to make for many years. It’s the first fully ‘spunover’ rim I’ve made with a Dobson tone ring. Also known as a clad rim. I made my first full clad rim for #075 but this was the first to be fitted for a Dobson tone ring. It features elements of classic Dobson design with my modern twist and some lovely custom inlays inspired by the owners inspirations, a Kingfisher and Trilliums. The fifth string tuner being on the 7th fret is featured on a lot of original Dobson banjos which also makes neck below the slotted fifth string less cramped for your left hand.

  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • 11″ Brass Spunover Rim
  • Dobson Tone Ring
  • Walnut Neck and Rim with Maple Accents
  • 1-3/8″ Nut
  • Radiused Fingerboard
  • Engraved Mother of Pearl and Reconstone Inlays
  • EVO Fretwire
  • Antiqued Brass Hardware
  • Waverly Tuners with Black Mother of Pearl Knobs
  • Seeders Violin Bridge
  • Vintage Thin “Ultra-Low VOC” Waterbourne Lacquer Finish