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For Sale: Second Life Banjo No. 1257-4 Dobson tone ring

Posted By: djwalden (+2) | Rate Member
 Member 8+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,000 USD

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I bought this on the BHO several years ago and have enjoyed it quite a bit, but it's time to move it to make room for another instrument. The banjo is in the same condition that I received it in, with the exception of new nickel-plated steel strings (D'Addario EJ61).

*Sale price includes Superior brand, arched top case.

Following is the description by the builder Carl Arcand in his original post from 2016:

"This banjo is build with a very nice nickel plated brass on hard maple spunover rim. There was no indication or name on the rim but the quality of the construction remind me of many Dobson banjos.

An 11 inches in diameter Dobson tone ring was fit on top of the spunover rim.

Some plating wear mostly on the tension hoop. The original shoes and shoe bolts are nickel plated brass and in great condition. The tension hooks and the nuts are new.

New black walnut neck with an adjustable truss rod accessible by the neck heel.
Ebony fingerboard and head stock veneer. Fingerboard is 25 1/2 inches scale with 17 silver/nickel frets and a frailing scoop.
Natural goat skin head from Jeff Menzies in Jamaica.
Original no knot Elite tailpiece
New nickel plated brass wire armrest.
Gotoh tuners.
Bone nuts.
* Nylgut classic banjo strings (note: these have been changed to nickel-plated steel EJ61)
Weight is 5 1/2 pounds
The banjo is actually set up with a 5/8 inch bridge

Very easy to play with a great old time sound.

Plated Second Life banjo No.1257-4”


United States, Covington, GA, 30014


Price includes shipping in continental U.S.

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.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition

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Second Life Banjo--Carl Arcand

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