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For Sale: Early 20's Tubaphone No. 3 Conversion

Posted By: csacwp (+4) | Rate Member
 Member 4+ Years  Verified Seller

$1,500 USD

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I'm selling my early 1920s Tubaphone conversion... 11 13/16'' Tubaphone pot from the best era of production, a repro Kershner tailpiece, and a beautiful neck that Bill Morris had made for the banjo when he owned it (installed using the original dowel stick). The neck is profiled off of a Van Eps recording banjo but has a period Vega inlay pattern. It's very comfortable and plays great. The action is set comfortably (not too low, not too high) with a 5/8'' bridge and the banjo is currently set up with nylon strings for classic style playing. The scale length is the period 28''. With the large pot and long scale, it is an absolute cannon and has the classic Tubaphone tone. It's also one of the easiest playing Tubaphones I have owned. I'm sure it would sound great with steel strings too, and those could be installed with no other changes made. Please note that the Bestone armrest is not original to the banjo and will not be included in the sale. If you need any bits or pieces for your setup, there is a good chance I have them and can throw them in to a deal. A hardshell case is included in the price. I'm sorry to have to part with it, but I have to fund the purchase of a different banjo!


United States, Baltimore, MD, 21202


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Used - Excellent Condition




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