153 – 12″ Walnut Slothead Dobson Special Banjo

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This banjo features my first metal engraving on a banjo! A simple detail on the brass scoop plate but unique and exciting to finally venture into the world of metal engraving and expand my engraving skills as a whole. There are other fun Brass details throughout the banjo including the Brass and Reconstone hexagon inlays and brass side dots. This banjo also features the first of my new tension nut design that echos designs of the past while being something entirely new. An exciting venture into more custom hardware and details for Seeders Instruments!

The unique slotted 5th string design that sits on the 7th fret instead of the 5th emulates some of Henry Dobson’s original Dobson banjos. His banjos had this detail placed on the 5th to 7th fret and anywhere in between. This gives the player a little more room behind the platform which takes up a little more space to allow for the tuner to be mounted.

  • 12″ Walnut Deep Rim (3-1/4″)
  • Dobson Special Tone Ring
  • Figured Walnut Slothead Neck
  • 1-3/8″ Black Tusq Nut
  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • Striped Ebony Fretboard and Peghead
  • Ebony and Walnut Back Strap
  • Slotted 5th String on 7th Fret
  • Hand Engraved Brass Scoop Plate
  • Brass and Reconstone Hexagon Fretboard Inlays
  • Menzies Goat Skin Head
  • Antiqued Brass Seeders Hardware
  • Flush Fit Truss Cover
  • Seeders Sustainer Neck Attachment
  • Waverly Tuners with Ebony Knobs
  • EVO Narrow Fretwire
  • Seeders Tailpiece
  • Seeders Comfort Tension Hoop
  • Seeders Figured Walnut Armrest
  • Seeder Violin Bridge
  • Light Golden Brown Stain
  • Vintage Thin Satin Nitrocellulose Finish