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For Sale: Baycu Small Banjos - Clarophone Piccolele 012- Mini 5 String Banjo!

Posted By: ahmet | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller

$600 USD

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This is another "Piccolele", or a vintage Banjo Ukulele converted to a 5 string banjo, slightly smaller than Stewart's Piccolo banjos.

These Clarophones are probably products from Oscar Schmidt of New Jersey in the 1920's. Most of them have the "portholes" and the closed back as this one.

This banjo has a calfskin head in good working order and a bone nut and pip.

The back is has quite a lovely pronounced grain and there is one grain separation that is not a crack. This may be visible in the photos.

The curious thing about these Clarophones is that they are surprisingly louder than one would think. The portholes certainly have an effect.

This little banjo is a great player and ready for a new home!

I welcome international buyers as this banjo will be shipped in a deluxe hard shell case.

I have this listed on ebay to facilitate payments but will be happy to pay BHO the referral commission. Please let me know if you have been referred from BHO should you wish to purchase this banjo:

Thanks for looking!


United States, VT

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Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Payment Option Notes:

I have this banjo listed on Ebay to facilitate payments. Please let me know if BHO refers you to Ebay. I will be happy to pay BHO for the referral in this case.

Return Policy:

Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition

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