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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Sold Pending Payment, donation after the funds arrive John Hartford serial number 2 for sale

Posted By: psikes (+6) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller

$15,000 USD

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It is with a heavy heart that I am placing this collectible banjo up for sale. Due to continuing spine and neck problems I am no longer able to play the banjo and have decided to place my Deering John Hartford serial number 110286 on the market. This was the second banjo with the grenadillo tone ring that was sent to John from Deering and I have a photo of John holding this banjo in a promo shot. This banjo has never had the sliding capo installed unlike serial number 1. This is one of the sweetest banjos I have ever played and in my opinion plays much nicer than the newer models. I particularly like the neck profile on this banjo better. It is pretty much all original except for the head which had to be replaced due to a tear along the edge, the bridge was replaced with one of Tom Nechville’s and of course the strings. I have the original head that has the string gauges written on it by John. The sale will also include a hard case and the Dogwood Designs strap I had made that has Johns signature embossed on it. I do have written provenance from Janet Deering as well as a letter of appraisal and authenticity from George Gruhn.

This sale pains me more than I can say but it also pains me to no longer be able to play my favorite banjo. The appraisal in 2015 was for $20,000 but realizing that the market has become a little soft, I am asking $15,000. Serious inquiries and offers will be responded to in the order they are received. Please no low ballers. No banjo trades please.

Thanks, Phil


United States, Greenbank, WA, 98253


At the buyers expense

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Cash (in person), Paypal

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Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition




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