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For Sale: Probable Buckbee

Posted By: wtalley (+1) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$695 USD

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This is a nice clean example of what is probably a Buckbee banjo from the late 19th Century.

The banjo has a 10-7/8" nickel silver clad rim and a 25-3/16" scale length. The ebony fingerboard is in very good condition and appears original. The frets, which have been dressed because of fingerboard shrinkage, appear original and have very little to no wear. The nut, pip, rosewood friction pegs, bridge, nylon strings, and calfskin head are new.

The nickel-plated shoes are in good condition, but the plating on the brass tension hoop is coming off in areas. The banjo had steel hooks and nuts, but they have been replaced with period-appropriate nickel-plated brass hooks and nuts. It was hard to find 30 nuts that matched, ended up with two styles that are very similar.

The one-piece walnut neck has about a 0.012" forward bow as measured at the 7th fret. However, with nylon strings the intonation seems fine. With the 1/2" bridge the action is a little shy of 1/4" at the 12th fret.

If you're seriously considering this banjo (and to avoid any possible disappointment) please look at the pictures carefully and ask questions. You’ll have 14 days after receipt of the instrument to decide if you want to keep the banjo. Please let me know if you are returning the instrument. For returns, the purchase price, less any cost to repair damage that may have occurred while the instrument was in your possession, will be refunded. Shipping costs will not be refunded.

There is no case.

The banjo will be shipped in a 43" x 18" x 8" heavy-duty cardboard container and weighs about 10 pounds. The banjo will be shipped from zip code 19380, use your preferred carrier's shipping calculator to estimate shipping cost.

Offers will be considered.


United States, West Chester, PA, 19380


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Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 14 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

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Used - Very Good Condition




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