The Pisgah Dobson is a great choice for players looking for a lighter weight banjo with good sustain and projection. The 12-inch shell is fitted with a Dobson-style tone ring, the hottest thing going in the banjo world of the 1880s, and a style that has found favor with contemporary clawhammer players looking for a tone that balances a woody, mellow timbre with clarity. The blond maple neck has a graceful 'boat heel' design with a lot of heft to it. The peghead is the 1880s paddle style and features a marquetry star inlay in the peghead overlay. This banjo has Pisgah’s standard 26 3/16” scale length, a persimmon fretboard with a frailing scoop and antiqued brass hardware. Includes a padded gig bag.