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Jan 20, 2020 - 10:09:17 AM
136 posts since 4/29/2010

I’ve seen unused pre-epa high crown Weather King heads go for $150 and more, but not sure exactly when this one is from and wanted to price it fairly. I’ve attached photos.

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:31:26 AM



347 posts since 9/12/2006

i would think about 100 bucks right now would be fair. i too have seen them bring more, but most everything is a bit down right now. i am NOT going to buy it, so no ulterior motive!! a good used one will fetch 75 to 80 bucks. if it's a med crown 11" then it may bring just a bit more.

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:47:33 AM

781 posts since 5/19/2018

As what GStump said above.

It all depends upon the size of the head. If it will fit a Gibson Mastertone, you can get upwards of 100$ if it is in exceptional condition.

If it does not fit a Gibson Mastertone, it would be worth less than 1/2 that at most.

Very little call for vintage heads for non-Mastertone banjos.

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:04:29 PM

136 posts since 4/29/2010

Thanks. It’s 11” and will fit a mastertone banjo. Sort of thinking I should put it in mine LOL

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:48:07 PM
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781 posts since 5/19/2018

Keep it and put it in yours.

Jan 20, 2020 - 2:39:45 PM



272 posts since 1/7/2008

Originally posted by banjohood

Thanks. It’s 11” and will fit a mastertone banjo. Sort of thinking I should put it in mine LOL

I love the old ones.  I think it's a good idea for you to keep it, but if you decide otherwise, let me know!

Jan 20, 2020 - 6:42:03 PM



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What does pre-epa mean?

Jan 20, 2020 - 10:46:25 PM

1016 posts since 10/5/2008

A week or two I saw someone locally selling a pre-epa 11 in. medium crown head for $20 on Craigslist. It looked like it had never been used, so I quickly arranged a meet up. I was very disappointed to find out that it was not a frosted head! Oh well...

Edited by - danielburdett on 01/20/2020 22:46:43

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:03:22 AM

1456 posts since 11/27/2005

I will buy it for 150


Jan 23, 2020 - 3:10:15 AM

1185 posts since 2/2/2008

Originally posted by rtp2

What does pre-epa mean?

As I know it Environmental protection agency created in 1970? So that head was made when polluting was a fashion.

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