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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Chuck Lee Belle Plain 11" Silver Bell tone ring

Posted By: BanjarTater (+12) | Rate Member
 Member 5+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member  Returns allowed with money back refund

$2,000 USD

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Early 2009 SN 477

Maple rim stained black. Walnut neck with Cottonwood/Deep Hollow headstock shape. Unique abalone inlay. Balch calfskin head (~$45 value) installed. I will supply original plastic head on request no additional charge.
Walnut neck with a slight V-shape, very comfortable in the hand. Neck scoop. Peghedz tuners (hidden gears). Goose Acres style armrest. Please note photos were BEFORE the Balch head was installed.

25 1/2" scale length, nut width 1 5/16" . "Silver Bell" tone rim which Chuck Lee no longer offers as option on new builds. To my ear it has less low-mid frequencies than a Dobson and is considerably louder than my Chuck Lee Dobson. Does not have quite the dense harmonic content of a tubaphone, at least to my ear.

I purchased this banjo used ($2200) from The Music Emporium in 2016 and it has been played only in my home. Comes with a hard shell case also in very good to excellent condition.

I am reaching the "de-accumulation" phase in life. I used to chase Chuck Lee banjos with headstock inlays other than the moon motif. This is a great example of Chuck's craftsmanship and quality. This is hard to part with but I need to downsize. You can help... ;P

Keep in mind that FedEx/UPS charges private individuals exorbitant shipping rates based on "dimension weight". The last 4 instruments I shipped cost well over the $100 quoted here. Continental US keeps things simple in my experience. Check or money order will have to clear bank prior to shipping.

***Free shipping until 1/15/2020 (Continental US only)***

Reach me via hangout search if you have more questions - banjartater


United States, ID, 83221


Free shipping until 1/15/2020 (Continental US only)

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Paypal

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 3 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details: Banjo to be returned in condition in which it arrived

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition



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