All original example from Henry C. Dobson that represents one of the earliest patents for a resonator and top-tension banjo. Maple rim with fine rosewood veneer, highly adorned in decorative marquetry on back/sides; 39 screws secure rosewood tension hoop to the outer resonator. Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard/peghead overlay, evidence of past heel crack repair. Outfitted with original tailpiece, and friction pegs. Currently set-up with gut strings; take a trip in this time-machine.
Included in sale is a newer coffin-style hardcase.