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For Sale: Restored Dobson Banjo Looking for a new Home with case and music books

Looking for a home!

Posted By: collinspe | Rate Member
 Member 3+ Years  Returns allowed with money back refund

$589 USD

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I had this banjo restored by John Calhoun of the Old Town School of Folk Music in the 1980s.

It is in excellent shape and sounds great.

Banjo Characteristics:

Open Back Banjo with a Dowel Stick securing the neck to the rim
Neck at Nut: 1-3/8"
Scale Length: 28"
Rim Size: 11-1/4"
Rim Type: Spunover Brass Rim
Head Diameter: 11"
Head Type: Mylar
Crown Height: 2-1/4"
Reinforced Fingerboard (for steel strings)
Manufacturer: Dobson *
Date of Manufacture: Unknown

*John Calhoun (musician & instrument maker/repairer at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago)
restored this banjo for me in the 1980s. John said that although he was not 100% certain, based on his
knowledge and experience with banjos, he felt that this banjo was a Dobson. The dowel stick that fastens
the neck to the rim has the serial number 1437 stamped into it

I'd like to find a new home for this banjo where it will be played and bring joy to both players and listeners.

This banjo comes with a like-new carrying case (hard) and three banjo music books:

Tenor Banjo Method (Mel Bay)
Encyclopedia of Banjo Chords (Mel Bay)
Classical Banjo (Al Jeffrey)

If you go to the More Info URL you can hear a couple of sound clips of this banjo being played!


United States, Skokie, IL, 60076


Estimated: $30 to $40 plus insurance if not covered

Payment Methods:

Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Payment Option Notes:

I all accept all major Credit/Debit Cards and PayPal

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 7 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details: Must be returned in same condition as shipped.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition

More Info URL:



Dobson, H. C.

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Contact Info:

P O Box 25548
Chicago, IL 60625
Voice Mail: (847)-582-3193

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