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Howson Old Time 5 String Banjo with Deluxe Hard Case

  • £1,999.00

Exclusively designed and handmade for Eaglemusic, by British banjo luthier Will Howson. Features a 12" Cherry block rim with an ebony cap, handmade brass tonering, stained goatskin head, handmade ebony and cherry compensated bridge and a hand rubbed True Oil Finish. Supplied in a Superior 12" Openback deluxe hard case. See below for full specs.
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Buy your Howson Old Time 5 String Banjo with Deluxe Hard Case from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Howson Old Time 5 String banjo specifications


  • Eagle Music Exclusive Model
  • 12" Cherry block rim construction
  • Handmade brass tone ring
  • Ebony tone rim cap
  • Romero inspired dowel rod construction
  • Handmade raw brass tension hoop
  • Rickard brass hooks & nuts
  • Rickard no knot style brass tailpiece
  • Howson handmade 3 footed cherry and ebony compensated bridge
  • Stained goatskin


  • 3 piece neck
  • Enoch scoop (with MOP mouse playing the fiddle with stars)
  • Standard heel with ebony cap
  • 2 way adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony faced headstock veneer
  • Ebony fingerboard with MOP side dot markers
  • Medium fretwire
  • Buffalo horn nut
  • Rear facing planetary tuners with black buttons
  • geared 5th string tuner with black buttons
  • Spliced neck with black detail centre line
  • Spikes at 7th and 9th fret.
  • Hand rubbed True oil finish

g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.


  • Scale length - 25.4" scale length
  • Total Length 925mm
  • Neck length 595mm
  • Neck width at nut 33mm
  • Weight - 2.9Kg (6.4lbs)

Supplied in a Superior 12" Openback Deleuxe hard shell case

Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Banjo Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any Banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box!



Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Frailing / Clawhammer
Banjo Pot Size 12 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
Number of Frets 19
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Exclusivity Exclusive to Eagle Music
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


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