I am the original owner of this Vintage Japanese banjo. It was purchased in 1975 and is a 233 model. All hardware is gold plated with some wear and tarnish. The banjo has dual coordinating rods, a Multi-layer wood rim, cast flathead 20 hole tone ring with a two-part clamshell tailpiece and 24 drumhead hooks.
The neck has the Gibson bowtie pattern as shown in the pictures, and the walnut resonator has an eagle inlay; both unique, custom design features for this model.
The frets are good with some minor scratches on the back of the neck and two small holes where there was a sliding fifth string capo at one time. There are spikes at the 7, 9, 10 fret. This banjo has a nice loud ringing tone.
The case is original and in good condition, with a lock and key. A drum key is included to tighten the head.
Buyer pays shipping. Contact me with any questions.
United States, MD, 21771
Returns not accepted.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Good Condition
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