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Brand New R.M. Anderson 12" Dobson-Style Fretless Banjo
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Status
Sold
Brand
Anderson, R.M.
Product Year
2020
Model
12" Dobson-Style Fretless
Serial #
0062
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP1771
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Small, Banjo
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Skin - Goat
Neck Wood
Cherry
Neck Profile
V - Hard
Bridge
Maple and Ebony
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Pearl, Sea Snail Shell, hand etched
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Custom
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Body Length
12.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3 in
Scale Length
26.25 in
Scale Length (mm)
667 mm
Nut Width
1.25 in
Nut Width (mm)
32 mm
String Spacing
1.625 in
String Spacing (mm)
41 mm
Weight
6 lb. 3 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Guardian
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Description

Bob Anderson is a one-of-a-kind maker. His banjos are works of art, every one, and this handsome fretless 5-string is no exception. 12” Dobson style pot with goatskin head, Maple rim, and Cherry neck. Rickard hardware throughout. Then there’s the etched inlay art. Oh, boy, there’s that. The fretboard features incredibly intricate Pearl and Sea Snail shell inlays, all hand etched by Robert. At the headplate and backplate Bob rendered statues he saw on a recent trip he took to Japan—it’s easy to lose track of time tracing the minute details of his painstaking etching work as it brings them to life.


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Here is a stunner from Robert Anderson, one of our best American banjo makers. Inspired by a trip he made to Japan this one features lion dog inlays done in Roberts' one-of-a-kind etching style. It’s also a 12 inch rim offering a big, full sound.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 26.25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.25 in
STRING SPACING 1.625 in
WOODS SKIN - GOAT,
MAPLE

Bob Anderson is a one-of-a-kind maker. His banjos are works of art, every one, and this handsome fretless 5-string is no exception.
 

Here is a stunner from Robert Anderson, one of our best American banjo makers. Inspired by a trip he made to Japan this one features lion dog inlays done in Roberts' one-of-a-kind etching style.
 
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