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For Sale: Vintage Mountain Banjo

Posted By: revellfa (+28) | Rate Member
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$175 USD

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Video link in the “more info” url below. Bought on eBay about 2 years ago. Appears to be oak construction and possibly a one-off home made banjo. It is very well made. The neck is a dream to play. I don’t know the maker but whoever made it had experience in instrument making because it does not feel like a home made instrument.

It has held together and functioned very well in the time that I’ve owned it. I replaced the tuners which didn’t hold very well at all and also “upgraded” the tone ring. It used to just have a piece of wood for a tone ring but I’ve installed a piece of stovepipe a la’ Frank Profitt and it has really upped this banjo’s game.

Currently has a brand new set of Ome Heavy strings and is tuned to D. Frankly, John Hartford Low D strings sound far better.

It is a flush fret so if you are thinking of stepping into the fretless or mountain banjo world, this is a perfect opportunity.

It has a crack that runs across the front but this has been stable the entire time that I’ve owned.

I don’t know the age but I would describe it as “vintage” for sure.

Location:

United States, Lavale, MD, 21502

Shipping:

25

Payment Methods:

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

Return Policy:

Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Good Condition

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Active

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77837

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