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For Sale: Old, used, hardshell banjo case

Posted By: Strelnieks | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member

$50 USD

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This case came with my Deering John Hartford banjo in 1995, but it doesn't have the Deering logo and I have seen pretty much the exact same case in other contexts. Basically, it fits the standard five-string, resonator banjo. (Both my Deering and my Washburn fit it perfectly.)

The latches are all sound and the case still does a fine job of protecting the banjo. The outside is made of wood but covered with a thin layer of imitation leather. This covering is damaged in numerous places, particularly around the edges, only some signs of which have been covered by not-really-matching brown duct tape, so this case ain't pretty any more. The handle padding came off long ago and I have been carrying it for years with a leather shoelace wrapped around the grip (see picture). While that looks kinda cool, this is not very comfortable and could definitely be improved upon. I have removed the stickers (see last two photos).

The inside is the usual fluffy stuff with a standard storage compartment, all in a somewhat tasteless green that doesn't really match the brown, at least not to my taste.

It terms of functionality, the case is in reasonably good condition. The handle is a bit annoying, but the rest is fine. There is no damage to the structural integrity and it protects the banjo as well as ever. In terms of looks/surfacing, it is by contrast in rather poor condition, having suffered many blows over the years.


United States, Manhattan Beach, CA


pick-up only

Payment Methods:

Cash (in person)

Payment Option Notes:

This case is worth less than it costs to ship, so this is pick-up only. Come to Manhattan Beach, California (near LAX) and pay cash.

Return Policy:

Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Fair Condition


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Contact Info:

As of early August, the banjo is still in Germany or en route to the US back from Europe where it has spent the past 26 years (a few years in Holland, then 20+ years in Tuebingen, Germany). It will be available for pick-up starting on about the 23rd of August. You can contact me through the hangout and I will put you in touch with the person who will hand over the case to you for cash. I will be back in Europe by then.

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