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Vintage Baldwin/Ode pot on Ebay

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Oct 19, 2019 - 5:33:22 PM
42 posts since 3/29/2004

I'm just curious as to what is so valuable here, seems like a very hefty price for these parts or am I missing something?? ebay.com/itm/274050091993?ul_noapp=true

Oct 19, 2019 - 5:36:32 PM

121 posts since 3/16/2008

Yeah, I have no idea why it would bid that high.

Oct 19, 2019 - 6:44:05 PM

554 posts since 5/19/2018

Somebody Reeeeaaally wants it. Getting close to the value of the entire instrument.

Oct 19, 2019 - 7:10:29 PM

52632 posts since 12/14/2005

Did not see a "pot".
Saw a resonator and a snapped-off peghead.
Maybe my computer isn't as good as bringing up images.

Oct 19, 2019 - 7:48:19 PM

42 posts since 3/29/2004

Mike, if you hit the arrow button on the last photo on the right, it will show pictures of the pot assembly, rim, tone ring, flange and one coordinator rod. Still don't see anything special :)

Oct 19, 2019 - 8:52:48 PM

35 posts since 11/29/2012

Looks like a Baldwin B...? Very cool banjo, howevs... we'll see in four minutes if it was the seller's friend bidding it up.

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:02 PM

52632 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Marty Nemanick

Mike, if you hit the arrow button on the last photo on the right, it will show pictures of the pot assembly, rim, tone ring, flange and one coordinator rod. Still don't see anything special :)


Too late.

Somebody bought it.

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:12:48 PM

10440 posts since 10/27/2006

Part of the seller name matches the URL of a well known dealer. If it’s who I think, they probably didn’t think it worth the effort to make a neck.

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:18:15 PM

10173 posts since 6/2/2008

I can see a complete Ode pot being worth the final selling price here, but not this particular pot. Besides what looks to me to be ony fair condition, the 3-ply rim is not original. It may well be better than the multi-ply original, but to my understanding it's not an Ode part.

Oct 20, 2019 - 6:53:32 AM

Fathand

Canada

11508 posts since 2/7/2008

That was a great price, if you were the seller.

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:29:58 AM

14356 posts since 12/2/2005

There's an option to "see original" next to the header. You can see a number of images of the pot and the resonator. To say nothing of the busted peghead.

Seems a rather steep price to me.

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:25:31 PM
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482 posts since 1/30/2006

Appears to be a rare mahogany B tenor/plectrum pot, from 1967. The tailpiece only has 4 groves so this was not an original 5 string. The serial number on the rim should be 3 digits if the pot came originally with the mahogany resonator. The serial number of the pot is not mentioned in the add, but as it has a single coordinator rod, it is likely a '67 Baldwin. No tuners, only 2 of 4 resonator lug screws. While interesting it is missing too much for the selling price to my mind as it still needs a neck and some missing hardware. That is, unless the person who purchased it can build a neck for it, as there were only 3 dozen or so mahogany Style B Baldwins ever built (all configurations) and only in 1967. before the mahogany Style B was replaced with the Walnut Style C. So it is a rare bird. and actually more rare than a original prewar Gibson 5-string flat head!

Take it Easy ... MarK

Edited by - mvolcjak on 10/21/2019 17:26:54

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