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For Sale or Trade: Bill Bowen's 5 string Paramount Style E

Posted By: csacwp (+6) | Rate Member
 Member 4+ Years  Verified Seller

$7,500 USD

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For sale is an original early 5 string Paramount Style E owned by "Banjo" Bill Bowen. A previous owner had a truss rod added (adjusted at the heel) and replaced the 5th string peg with a geared peg (original button present). Three hooks have been replaced and the replacements are not gold plated.
Otherwise the banjo is all original and in great shape. Has a nice action for steel strings with a 5/8" bridge, or usable with heavier nylon gauges if playing classic style. Original case. I can share the provenance/list of owners going back to Bowen. Buddy Wachter took some nice photos of it when he owned it:

I'll consider trades for Mastertones and Mastertone style banjos. Looking for a banjo to play melodic and progressive music on.


United States, New Orleans, LA, 70005


Buyer pays actual cost

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

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Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition




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