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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: 1925 Paramount Style C Tenor Banjo Project

Posted By: Bob Smakula (+20) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$400 USD

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1925 Paramount Style C Tenor Banjo (As Is). Emphasis on As IS. This banjo presently resembles more of a steam punk fashion accessory than a musical instrument, though it certainly has potential as a restoration or five-string conversion project. However, it would also look in place paired with whatever brass goggles or leather helmet type accoutrements owned by someone who looks like they just escaped from the pages of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. That being said, this banjo is missing its resonator, tuners, and tailpiece, and all the hooks and nuts are replacements. The neck angle and frets are worse than being stuck indefinitely on board a futuristic submarine piloted by the enigmatic Captain Nemo (that means the neck angle and frets are bad), so if you were restore this instrument into its original glory, you'd want to take that into account. The maple rim with mahogany veneer is 11 1/8", and has the Paramount archtop tonering. The flange is easily removable if you want to use it was an openback (unless you enjoy the sensation of a thin metal object jamming you in the thigh as you play). All the fretboard inlays are intact (though the original engraving is worn off, though the Ice Cream cone with wings looking one on the third fret is respectable replacement. All the peghead inlays are intact & sill nicely engraved. It definitely needs love and patience, but it could be the recipient of your love and patience for just $400. Includes a faux alligator cardboard case. Because of the rosewood fretboard and current CITES regulations, I can not ship this instrument out of the US.


United States, Elkins, WV, 26241


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Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Poor Condition




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