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For Sale: Gatcomb fretless banjo.

Posted By: Carl Arcand (+38) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member  Returns allowed with money back refund

$3,250 USD

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L.B. Gatcomb five strings banjo from early 1880.
The pot is 11 1/8 inches in diameter made of hard maple and a thin dark red veneer that can be rosewood.
All 38 bracket shoes are original and have being cleaned and hand polished.
I fabricated one tension hook and one plate that were missing. A supplier in WV supplied the missing nut.
New goatskin head from Jamaica.
Stained black cherry and ebony Bill Rickard's bridge.
Tailpiece is the original one except for the wooden part that was broken.
The neck is new and is a reproduction of the original one that was twisted beyond repairs.
Ten years shop dry Black walnut and ebony neck.
Same woods and inlays, same profile and dimensions.
Hand cut sea shells inlays.
Geared classic pegs with ebony knobs.
This rare and wonderful banjo was restored for playing music again.
Sound is deep and clean with a unique voice. it plays like a dream.
Strung with Nylgut strings and a silver wounded silk forth string.
Hardshell case included.


Canada, PQ


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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 - Excellent Condition




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