DOBSON VICTOR - 5 STRING CIVIL WAR ERA - Circa 1870 - Sold

A piece of playable USA history. 150 years old. The name George Dobson is associated with those lovely old instruments made just after the American Civil War. Dobson neck design has been much copied through the ages, for example by present day luthier Kevin Enoch, USA.

Mahogany neck with pearl inlays. Spun-over silver rim and silver brackets (36 of them!). Nylgut strings. Dowel stick inset with bone name-plate and stamped 'SPECIALTY', and 'Geo. C. Dobson 290 Shavhaut Ave. BOSTON. MASS.' 11" pot. 25" scale. It has some light scuffs on the fingerboard, a little wear in the wood between first few frets. Fret metals are good. Nuts on bracket hooks are various. Original tuning pegs have been replaced by violinpeg micro gears.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10vbBqzvqBw

A very playable, softly spoken little banjo with cosy 25" scale. All straight and true. Buyer collects: $1150.00 AUD
(Sorry; cannot export: mahogany in neck and dowel stick are on CITES hit list.) - Sold

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