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For Sale or Trade: Vintage Alvarez Denver Belle 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN

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Vintage Alvarez Denver Belle 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN.  Includes Hardshell Case.  CALL TODAY 404-372-5482.

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Vintage Alvarez Denver Belle 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN

This is a Vintage Alvarez Denver Belle from Japan which was the top of the line.  This has been inspected and set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta Georgia.

ALL OF OUR SALES INCLUDE A 7 DAY FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

Description

The 1970's and 1980's saw Japanese instrument manufacturers creating instruments that were actually better instruments than American instruments from that period.  This was the top of the line for the Alvarez line during this time and is really an extraordinary instrument.

This has a Brazilian Rosewood resonator.  The hardware I believe is chrome and this is all original except for a new armrest and tailpiece.  The flange is a 2 piece.  The neck is mahogany and the fretboard is also Brazilian Rosewood.  There is abalone binding on each side of the resonator as well as around the edge of the back of the resonator.  There is 2 concentric rings made of rope binding on the back of the resonator with more rope binding on the front side.  This has a flying eagle inlay pattern with more inlay on the headstock.  Each side of the neck has brown binding along with rope binding.

The neck heel has beautiful carving all around it.  There was a lot of attention to detail on this banjo.

This also has a full size tone ring which is very significant.  This is definitely a quality banjo with bells and whistles that also sounds great.  This is a fantastic player and Japanese Banjos seem to be the best kept secret in the world of Banjo Today!  This also includes a hardshell case.

Condition

We professionally clean every banjo that comes through our shop.  This has been disassembled and we use a high powered buffer to clean the metal.  This is glowing.  The hardware does have a good bit of pitting.  Particularly the tension hoop and tone ring.  The armrest and tailpiece look great and are new.  The finish is definitely overall clean but there is a bit of minor nicking and surface scratching in the resonator.  The neck and fretboard are clean with fretwear really only on the first 3 frets.  The rest of the frets are basically perfect.  There are 2 pin size holes on the side of the neck where a 5th string capo used to be.  There are no spikes.  Finally the case is clean inside and out.

This is really an attractive banjo that is in great condition.

Set Up

We also professionally set up every banjo that comes through here.  This has a new Remo frosted head which is set to 90 on a drum dial.  The bridge has correct intonation.  This has new Huber Truetone .10 gauge strings and the action is set nicely.  This is also fully adjustable.  This is a fantastic instrument that has been entirely gone through to look, play and sound its best.

Check out Banjo Warehouse for all sorts of interesting New, Used and Vintage Banjos for Sale.

WE HAVE MORE PROFESSIONAL GRADE PRE OWNED 5 STRING BANJOS FOR SALE THAN ANY STORE ON EARTH

ALL OF OUR SALES INCLUDE A 7 DAY FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

CALL TODAY 404-372-5482

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Location:

United States, GA, 30344

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 7 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details:
Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges in the event of a return.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition

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Alvarez

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Listing No:

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Banjo Warehouse
2947 East point st.
East point Ga 30344
4043725482

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