Banjolele #082T Tattoo series “Sparrow”
Cherry neck with hand-rubbed oil finish
Marbled Black Walnut peghead and backstrap veneer
Black Walnut Fretboard with 16 frets
Abalone dots and white side dots
Grover Champion Statite #6B open machine tuners
LaBella #13 string set w/ wound 3rd
Canteen style gourd 8 1/2″x 4″ deep with 1 1/2″ soundport
Corian nut and Romero style tasilpiece
This has been a popular theme in the Tattoo series of banjoleles. The goatskin has been hand inked with permanent India ink. The sparrow design is done in the old school Americana style , bright simple design with black outline.
The tattoos can be added to any of my gourd instruments including the 5 strings. Let your imagination run with it.