This powerhouse banjo consists of prewar Gibson wood, metal parts and a custom neck with a great story. First the banjo was put together originally by well know N.C. luthier Don Bryant. The rim was a prewar Gibson Oriole bracket/shoe rim turned for a prewar Gibson Doehler flange. The tone ring is a 20-hole Kulesh and the arm rest is a prewar and very clean. The tailpiece is a prewar Grover Presto that has been punched. The tension hoop is a Prucha pot metal hoop and the hooks, nuts, co-rods are Prucha as well. The resonator is a Gibson Style 1 from 1936 and has some "issues" that are on the inside that are clearly seen in pictures but 100% structurally sound. The thumb screws and wall lugs are prewar as well. The head is a Pre-EPA head with plenty of frosting left and the bridge is a Sullivan roasted maple. Spikes are at 7, 8, 9, and 10 and the fret wear is minimal.
Now to the neck. The neck is patterned after a Gibson prewar plectrum neck that Jim Mills has on display. This neck is straight grain maple with a Brazilian fretboard. The inlays are hand cut and the fretboard is flat. I'm including a picture of the prewar plectrum neck from Gibson. If you any questions or desire more pictures don't hesitate to ask!
Here's a YouTube sample: youtube.com/watch?v=5T3oKjUAz3M
United States, TN
USPS, UPS, International as well. Paid by buyer. Potential to meet.
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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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