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For Sale: Vintage ODE long-neck, c. 1963

Posted By: R.D. Eno | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Returns allowed with money back refund

$2,000 USD

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Long story. In 1963, I bought this ODE long-neck from Roger Sprung, who had it in his closet (I think it must have been from Chuck Ogsbury's first run); in 2015 Roger read me the sales slip over the phone but then lost it. As a teen-ager, I took the neck from this banjo and tried to attach it to a Tubaphone pot, but the marriage didn't work out, so I sent the Vega and the neck to Frank Profitt's shop in NC in 1964, where the original dowel stick was replaced and the neck remounted on the Vega. In 1970, I replaced the tuners, and about 2010 I had a new neck made for the Vega and the ODE neck rewed to its original aluminum pot. Needless to say, the serial number was lost with the original dowel stick. So here's a vintage instrument that's been around the block, but the remarkably durable neck is straight, the aluminum pot is indestructible, and the tone is strong and bright. Comes with a beaten up but functional hard shell case, in which you'll find the original tailpiece.


United States, Cabot, VT, 05647



Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)

Payment Option Notes:

I don't often sell instruments, so I have no accounts for payment options. When you tell me you've sent a check for the banjo plus shipping, I'll ship the banjo. I trust the check will clear when it arrives; you trust the banjo will arrive in good order. We'll keep each other informed.

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: I will hold your check until you notify me that you're happy with the transaction.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition




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