The brass tone hoop is substantial. It is made from a 3/16" x 3/4" brass bar. It has been rolled and
riveted. It is easily visible on both the inside of the head and under the tension hoop. The dowel is figured walnut,
and the neck attachment hardware is of my own manufacture. You can hear it in the MP3's section on Jubal's
Charge and the Eighth of January.