Buckeye banjos virtually never come up for sale, and there's a good reason why: they are beautiful, and they play and sound fantastic. This one is no exception. I bought it new; received it in Dec 2017 after being on the waiting list for quite a few years. It is a fantastic banjo -- I just don't find myself reaching for it as often as I do my fretted banjo (also a Buckeye). So I am very reluctantly offering it for sale. The "More Info" link will take you to the description on Greg's site -- it is #176, with the Clifftop water tower on the heel. It still looks exactly as it does in those photos, with only one small addition: I have added a brass "wire" armrest which I antiqued to match the rest of the hardware.
Sound is hard to describe, but this banjo is deep, warm, and surprisingly loud. The tone ring is a rolled brass hoop, the pot is thin and deeper than normal, the head is goatskin, and the fingerboard and overlays are Richlite with thin maple laminations underneath. The neck features some really gorgeous figure. The scoop is only in the thumb region, allowing access all the way up to the 23rd fret. I love the way this scoop design works -- I don't miss having a full scoop at all.
The banjo comes with a brown "bump" hard case, 3 Buckeye bridges (5/8", 11/32", and 11/16"), a bracket wrench, and an allen key for the truss rod.
Price is $2500 plus actual shipping. (I may be able to deliver it to Rockbridge if a buyer will be there, or even have it brought to Lake Genero if we moved quickly.)
Thanks for looking,
United States, Philadelphia, PA, 19143
buyer pays actual shipping cost
Cash (in person), Paypal
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: Buyer pays insured shipping both ways if returned
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Mint Condition
More Info URL:
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