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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Newly Crafted "upcycled" Open Back 5 String Banjo

Posted By: hudie (+12) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$175 USD

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UPCYCLE: The art of using old, used or cast off parts to create something new for a completely different look and use.

The banjo is all set up and ready to play. It has a good old time sound. The banjo plays easy and notes true up and down the neck. You can listen to me playing this banjo in the clawhammer style by clicking on the link below:

Here is a list of the parts used:

Used parts:

Rim: 10" and crafted from a bowl purchased at Goodwill with the bottom cut out.
Neck: Wood recycled from an old futon and from a kitchen remodel.
Tension hoop: Taken from a metal planter bowl and also purchased at Goodwill.
Tone ring: 1/4" round steel rod from same source as tension hoop.
Peg Head tuners: 4 friction tuners removed from an old 1930's tenor banjo
Tail piece: From same source as the tuners.

New parts:

Every thing else including fret board, geared 5th tuner, skin head, hooks, nuts, hex lugs, bridge, strings and neck attachment hardware.

The banjo weighs in a 4 lbs. String action is 3 mm above the 12th fret. There is no case but the banjo will be packed carefully and shipping insured via USPS Retail Ground.


United States, Port Orchard, WA, 98366


$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 - Excellent Condition



custom made by Ron Hudiburg

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