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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Circa 1890’s Buckbee Banjo

Posted By: hudie (+11) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$275 USD

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A Circa 1890's Buckbee 5 string banjo. Identified by the peg head shape. The dowel stick (see pic) has the name Wm. A. Pond & Co. This was a New York musical instrument distributor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I looked up a BHO forum topic about this type of banjo and the consensus was that the banjo is a Buckbee. You can listen to this banjo "Tater Patch" played in the clawhammer style by going to my BHO music page, scroll down to the tune and click on to listen

The 9 3/4" metal spun over wood. pot has the original engraved tension hoop, L shoes and end bolt. Hooks and nuts are mix and match. New skin head and vintage tailpiece.

The short scale (24") neck has the original fretboard & frets and there is little to no wear. The neck was damaged at sometime in the past and repaired by a previous owner, so there are some barely noticeable cosmetic issues. The peg head overlay has been replaced. It has 4 vintage friction tuners on the peg head and a new friction 5th tuner. The neck is straight and notes true up and down the neck with no dead spots or buzzes. Width of the neck is 1 1/4" at the nut and 2" at the end. The banjo weighs in at 4.0 lbs. Length of the banjo is 33". The banjo is strung up with medium light gauge metal strings that sit on a 5/8" bridge. String action is 3 mm above the 12th fret.

There is no case, but the banjo will be packed securely and shipped insured via USPS Retail Ground.


$20.00 to $40.00 depending on zip code.

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

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.

Additional return policy details: Returns only accepted for damage due to shipping. Not liking the look, sound or feel of the banjo are not reasons for return

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Fair Condition




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