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For Sale or Trade: Vintage Alvarez Bowtie 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN.

Posted By: Banjowarehouse_com (+7) | Rate Member
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$899 USD

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

$899

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Vintage Alvarez Bowtie 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN

This is a Vintage Alvarez Bowtie Banjo that is in great shape.  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

Vintage Japanese musical instrument were made with exceptional quality.  When these banjos are cleaned up and set up they can be better instruments than new banjos of the same price.  This would be a great banjo for anyone and would also be an exceptional banjo for a beginner.

This has a rosewood resonator and a mahogany neck.  The hardware is chrome.  The fretboard is also rosewood and this has a bowtie inlay pattern.  This has a one piece flange and a full sized 20 hole tone ring.  These features make a big difference in the tone of this banjo.  The neck and resonator are both fully bound and there is more decorative work on the headstock and the back of the resonator.  This is all original except for a new tailpiece, armrest and tuners.  The new 5th string tuner is a geared tuner, in fact all of the tuners are geared.  All of these would be upgrades from the originals.  This also includes an original hardshell case.

These old Japanese banjos are also starting to become collectable.  Check out the Vintage Banjos Made in Japan group on Facebook by CLICKING HERE!


Condition

This has been professionally cleaned at the Banjo Warehouse.  We disassembled the banjo and buffed all of the metal with a high powered buffer.  We also waxed the wood and oiled the fretboard.

The resonator has some cloudiness in the finish.  This just looks like smoke or clouds in the paint.  There is also a small scratch on the side of the neck next to the 5th string tuner. The hardware looks fantastic.  The neck and fretboard look fantastic and the frets are gorgeous as well.  There is no 5th string capo and never was and the fretboard only has one spike at the 7th.  That tells me this couldn't have been played much at all.  The original case is in good shape but the original trim lines on the outside have deteriorated.  The case looks good and is structurally sound.

Set Up

This has been professionally set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta.  The banjo has a new Remo frosted head which is set to 90 on a drum dial.  The bridge is a Grover Bridge and this is set with correct intonation.  The strings are new Huber Truetone .10 gauge strings and the action is set nicely.  This is also adjustable.

This is a fantastic, popular and classic design.  The banjo has been professionally gone through and set up to look, play and sound wonderful!

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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Make:

Alvarez

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Listing No:

83489

Contact Info:


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

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