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Clifford Essex Special XX pre Bouduir

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Aug 27, 2020 - 1:35:29 AM

Baconfine

Germany

380 posts since 8/4/2006

any ideas what to do with this
restore???




Aug 27, 2020 - 3:07:30 AM

2934 posts since 4/29/2012

Well if you don't want to restore it you could give it to me.

Aug 27, 2020 - 8:04:30 AM

7733 posts since 8/28/2013

I'd also be glad to take it off your hands!

Aug 27, 2020 - 8:06:35 AM

1092 posts since 5/19/2018

That is one banjo that is certainly a candidate for a restoration.

Very nice instrument.

Aug 27, 2020 - 9:15:57 AM

1435 posts since 4/25/2007

I saw that on Ebay the other day. Appeared to just need a clean up and an initial shield. Is that correct ???
Looks like the work of Richard Spencer.

Aug 27, 2020 - 11:19:55 AM

276 posts since 2/21/2012

Hello Achim, that is an Early Clifford Essex XX Special, later called the Concert Grand.
I also need the shield for. Weaver Tenor, I think it maybe German Silver ?
Keith

Aug 27, 2020 - 6:32:49 PM

5600 posts since 9/21/2007

I've got a Concert Grand for 1929 that I am quite fond of. If you can find the right person to put it back in order (stay away from guitar experts) it would be a top notch "classic" era banjo, perfect for playing Morley and Grimshaw pieces on.

Aug 27, 2020 - 11:39:49 PM

Baconfine

Germany

380 posts since 8/4/2006

thank you all-
after hours of cleaning and assembling I decide to sell
keep care
Achim

Aug 28, 2020 - 2:00:52 AM

1435 posts since 4/25/2007

Joachim. One came up at a UK auction house as part of a joint lot recently. Looked in similar condition and sold for £480. Add auction house fees that's £600 plus maybe transport fee. I would think if you relisted it on Ebay UK with a low start price you should get most of your money back. Your time sadly is gone forever.

Aug 28, 2020 - 5:51:29 AM

5600 posts since 9/21/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Joel Hooks

I've got a Concert Grand for 1929 that I am quite fond of. If you can find the right person to put it back in order (stay away from guitar experts) it would be a top notch "classic" era banjo, perfect for playing Morley and Grimshaw pieces on.


So, evidently my phone changed "from" to "for" so it makes it look like I paid $1929 for it-- I did not pay anywhere near that price.  The year (based on the original payment book that was with) it was purchased was 1930.

Aug 29, 2020 - 5:16:05 AM

Baconfine

Germany

380 posts since 8/4/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Joel Hooks
quote:
Originally posted by Joel Hooks

I've got a Concert Grand for 1929 that I am quite fond of. If you can find the right person to put it back in order (stay away from guitar experts) it would be a top notch "classic" era banjo, perfect for playing Morley and Grimshaw pieces on.


So, evidently my phone changed "from" to "for" so it makes it look like I paid $1929 for it-- I did not pay anywhere near that price.  The year (based on the original payment book that was with) it was purchased was 1930.

It's now for sale

https://www.banjohangout.org/classified/82897


Aug 29, 2020 - 5:31:56 AM

1743 posts since 2/12/2009

I think I can already hear the really nice man (Ian) scribbling in his chequebook !

Aug 31, 2020 - 12:19:51 AM

Baconfine

Germany

380 posts since 8/4/2006

At first I have to say thank you all for your comments and suggests
-some I appreciate , some are not what I would like to do.
I have delete the ad as all the comments don’t bring a good result
I will set up the banjo with a Five star head , Faquar bride, and an Oettinger tailpiece.
So nothing will changed from Originality
It may will be a Gem or just another wall hanger
Thank you

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