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For Sale: Antique Eagle Bracket Shoe Banjo

Posted By: 4stringjo (+5) | Rate Member
 Member 7+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$600 USD

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This is a very nice early example I'm estimating from somewhere around the mid to late 1870's thru early to mid 1880's. As a display, the wood patina, brass accents and aged yellowed hide head is vintage gorgeous. The pot measures approx. 11" across by 2 1/4" deep with 5 /16"rim thickness. The neck is fretless with wood inlaid frets and is laser straight with no twist, no bow, no nothing. The total length is approx. 35" with a nut width of 1 1/4" and as set up now, the string height in the scoop area is 3 /16" with a different bridge than the one shown in the photos with Nylgut strings. The tuners are replacements as is the bridge and brass no knot tailpiece but the bridge and talon pat. Jan. 4, 1887 tailpiece (one decorative tip broken off, still useable) that was on it, will be included. All brass eagle shoes, hooks and nuts are present and matching. I consider this banjo more of a display piece rather than a player although it will play with that old hollow soft civil war era type sound in lower key tuning to help protect what is more than likely the original hide head. I do have a sound sample I can send if anyone might like to hear. No case but will be packed well for shipping. Thanks


United States, Sylva, NC


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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 - Good Condition




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