This is a lovely condition banjo ukulele from the 1920's that I have converted to a small 5 string, slightly smaller than a piccolo banjo. This is an Oscar Schmidt product from New Jersey which was not know for high quality instruments.
However, this rim is made like a Vega with multiple hard maple laminations, as is the neck. The 7.5 inch diameter rim makes for a little more sound.
This model sports a tone ring - a thin metal wrapped over a hoop which fits over the rim. I have added a plated rolled brass ring under this, which improves the sound dramatically.
Geared tuners makes this a nice banjo to tune.
These models have distinctive nuts not common amongst vintage banjos, and all are present.
The tailpiece is a newer repro Elite style.
This banjo is a solid player and sounds great!
Well fitted new gig bag provided, or deluxe hard shell case(as pictured below) for an additional $100.
United States, VT, 05738
Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)
Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Excellent Condition
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