I am ending my lifelong attempt at playing 5-string Scruggs-style banjo. My fingers just don't move fast enough for my liking. I just turned 75 and after multiple attempts to fit banjo practice into my daily life, it just never worked out. I am not asking for folks to try to convince me to keep plodding. I now am content to just strum my acoustic guitar.
My situation is that I don't want to sell all the stuff I have collected over the years individually, my latest banjo, the Midnight Special, my books, and all the strings and picks and capos and mutes, etc. I want to sell everything to a single buyer. I do not have a box for the banjo and don't want to try to construct one myself. I was considering putting all this into a Facebook Marketplace ad so that it would be seen by people who could come by and look at everything in person. I have been a member of the Hangout for about 20 years and I would rather sell to someone here first. Ideally, it would be someone also close to where I live.
The banjo and case are in excellent condition. I have about thirty packs of strings and umpteen picks.
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I am in a gated community called Canyon Lake, in Riverside County, California. Just moved from almost 50 years in Hawaii.
I need advice on buying a shipping box to fit the banjo and hard shell case. Is there a company that one can order from?
I will place an ad in the Marketplace forum here after hopefully getting advice from this forum. Here are some pics I took this morning.
Michael If you can get to a music store, especially a larger one, you can usually get a guitar shipping box for free. I typically call first. Some boxes are better than others because they have internal supports that help.
Properly packing a banjo is an art - spend a little time getting it right before you ship. On another forum, an individual who worked for a commercial carrier said that a 5 foot drop is not uncommon, so pack well.
If a store is not nearby you can also order individual boxes in the 50x8x20 and 45x6x18 sizes on eBay. The unit price is lower if you buy 5 at a time, but it's not bad just for one. I would suggest packing the books in a separate box since it will be hard to find a way to pack them in the same box with the banjo case. I hope you'll be able to find a local buyer, as that would be much nicer.