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Trillium 12” Dobson Tone Ring Banjo

Price: $2,300.00 USD

Here’s a great Dobson style banjo from the folks at Trillium Octave Mandolins. I use it for both old time 3-finger and clawhammer. Video on request.

Selling to make room for a new member of the family coming soon… Can ship but would prefer to meet up in the Philadelphia region so you can try before you buy; also willing to meet up in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, and as far west as Lancaster PA. Would consider a partial trade involving a Martin guitar or quality mandolin.

Here are the specs:


One-of-a-kind open back 5-string banjo from Trillium Octave Mandolins in New Hampshire, USA. Completed in Sept. 2020.

A single billet of Claro Walnut was used for both the rim and neck. It is nicely figured and has a rich, variegated color. Finished with an oil and urethane mixture.

The block rim was made using a modified "stave" construction, rather like a barrel. In other words, the grain orientation is top-to-bottom. Lathe turned and sanded. 12" outside diameter, 11" inside diameter (1/2" rim thickness) and 2 3/4" tall.

The neck has a contrasting black center lamination and a “boat” heel.

2-way adjustable truss rod, accessible under the removeable brass frailing scoop cover.

Ebony faceplate and fingerboard with “gold” mother-of-pearl fret markers. HO railroad spikes at frets 7 & 9.

25.34” scale length and 1 3/8” un-bleached bone nut.

Grained Ivoroid fingerboard binding with side dot position markers.

Top quality raw brass hardware throughout. Dobson style tone ring and Gotoh geared tuning pegs with black buttons. Pisgah tailpiece. Fiberskyn head.

Deluxe custom Cedar Creek hardshell case.”

Please let me know if you would like any additional pictures.


Interested? Contact Seller to arrange purchase


Shipping: Actual shipping

Posted By: zac987
United States, New Jersey, NJ, 08108

Condition of Banjo: Used - Mint Condition

Type: 5-String Openback, Brand: Trillium Octave Mandolins

Ad Status: Active, #94712, viewed 1126 times


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