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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: 1920 Washburn "Improved" 5 String Banjo: (Raised Tone Ring)

Posted By: staceyz (+8) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Returns allowed with money back refund

$850 USD

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Here is a RARE circa 1920, Washburn "Improved" Banjo. In 1913, Lyon & Healy introduced a new line of "Improved" banjos with a tone ring raised on metal spikes above the rim. This raised tone ring design was obviously intended to compete with Vega-Fairbanks "Electric" models and others including the Orpheum line made by Rettburg & Lange. Interestingly, the necks on these Washburn instruments were probably made by Rettburg & Lange.

This one is all original, included the tuners, and Elite tailpiece. All matching hooks/nuts/shoes. This plays and SOUNDS amazing! Great TONE. Nice low action up the neck. Very well built banjo. The serial # is 8049, which would be around 1920. You don't see these come up for sale very often, so here is your chance!!!


Canada, BC


$100 to US & Canada

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Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

Return Policy:

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 - Good Condition




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