E. C. Dobson "Chimes-Orchestra" 5-string banjo, Circa 1890

Edward Dobson was not the most innovative of the Dobson brothers, but he was a well known player and teacher who had banjos manufactured under his own name like his brothers.  This nice banjo is stamped both "Chimes Banjo" and "Orchestra Banjo", and it is obviously one of his nicest models.  It features multiple laminations under the fingerboard and peghead overlay and very fancy saw-cut pearl inlays.

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