Chuck created his Cottonwood line to take advantage of the Dobson-style tone rings that first became available in 2008. We first saw an 11-inch pot in March and the 12-inch joined the line-up in August of that year.
A gigbag or a hardshell case is available, of course.
|This particular banjo is maple, with a light brown stain.||The "Texas" scooped ebony fingerboard has Chuck's distinctive offset abalone dot position markers..
|The peghead is simple, and has a classic MOP & abalone fleur de lis inlaid in its ebony headstock overlay.||As on all of Chuck's banjos, the tuners (including the 5th string tuner) are either PegHeds brand (shown) or Waverly brand 4:1 planetaries. (The dark spots are naturally occurring in the wood, and they took up a little more stain than the surrounding area.)|
|The 2-ply, flamed maple pot has Chuck's proprietary, nickel-plated hardware.||It comes set up with a No-Knot tailpiece and a Renaissance brand head. A Dobson-style tone ring that provides a very mellow and rounded tone can be seen through that head. This is one great sounding old-time banjo!|