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Sep 18, 2020 - 6:11:44 AM

beegee

USA

21878 posts since 7/6/2005

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:22:53 AM
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AJA

USA

301 posts since 1/29/2006

Yes! It is, in fact, a "banjo". Everything else in the ad is hooey.

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:23:45 AM
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dirigible

Canada

37 posts since 3/8/2010

I love that it repeatedly refers to this as a tenor banjo with 4 strings.

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:29:41 AM

5586 posts since 9/21/2007

quote:
Originally posted by AJA

Yes! It is, in fact, a "banjo". Everything else in the ad is hooey.


I would argue that it is not a banjo but rather garbage. 

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:41:09 AM
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RioStat

USA

5278 posts since 10/12/2009

Free Shipping !

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:52:49 AM
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11124 posts since 6/2/2008

There's an extra 9 in the price.

Love the hearts and flowers inlay cleverly disguised as rounded corner rectangles.

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:55:07 AM
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11124 posts since 6/2/2008

It says "Made in USA" on the head.

What? That doesn't apply to the whole banjo? Who knew?

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:58:17 AM

64 posts since 9/23/2019

There is no middle ground for eagle-backed resonators.

Sep 18, 2020 - 7:09:25 AM

185 posts since 11/29/2012

It's in a chain pawn shop...the worst...but sometimes the best for severely underpriced items they don't take the time to research.

Sep 18, 2020 - 7:51:01 AM
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RioStat

USA

5278 posts since 10/12/2009

The seller must come from the school of "Every banjo is a potential gold-mine"

Sep 18, 2020 - 8:01:20 AM

RB3

USA

780 posts since 4/12/2004

I believe that the flange does not have multiple components, so there's that.

Sep 18, 2020 - 8:08:59 AM
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3325 posts since 5/29/2011

The eagle was inspired by the most popular tenor banjo ever made? Which one was that? And where is that 40 hole arch top tone ring that is mentioned?
I am a bit ashamed that someone from my home state doesn't know any more about banjos than this.

BTW Ken, there is not an extra 9 in the price. The decimal point is in the wrong place. It should be $9.99.

Edited by - Culloden on 09/18/2020 08:12:55

Sep 18, 2020 - 8:14:57 AM

3498 posts since 3/28/2008

Clearly some copying and pasting in that description. But what the heck--you've seen one banjo, you've seen them all, right?

google.com/search?q=The+authen...&ie=UTF-8

Sep 18, 2020 - 8:44:49 AM

Jbo1

USA

960 posts since 5/19/2007

Since "tenor players prefer the brighter tone", maybe one of them will buy this "banjo" and convert it to a four string.

Sep 18, 2020 - 9:10:19 AM
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Emiel

Austria

9585 posts since 1/22/2003

The word "banjo" is the only thing that's accurate.

Sep 18, 2020 - 9:17:58 AM
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cevant

USA

44 posts since 2/5/2020

Dang, well I was gonna bid on this one but now you all know about it so what's the use? I don't have one with two eagles in my collection, and probably never will at this rate. Bummer.

Sep 18, 2020 - 9:50:35 AM
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lanemb

USA

131 posts since 3/11/2018

Couldn’t resist. I had to send the lister a little unsolicited information and while doing so remind them what a disservice it is doing to the pawn industry. People like that have thick skin so I am sure the note will do no good but at least they have been called out!

Sep 18, 2020 - 10:35:24 AM

10800 posts since 1/15/2005

In all fairness, if you don't know what a fret is this instrument could very well have 19 of them. And the pot design is authentic.

Sep 18, 2020 - 10:45:50 AM
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194 posts since 10/8/2018

When I clicked on the link, the banjo came up with a message that the my previous offer of $40 was not accepted! Wow that ad is so old I barely remember making that offer. I figured I’d make as reasonable an offer as his asking price... as long as the shipping was free.

Sep 18, 2020 - 10:53:02 AM
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55629 posts since 12/14/2005

Now IF all the COMPONENTS had been PRODUCED in an Asian factory, but the strings and the bridge, the FINAL ASSEMBLY had been installed somewhere in one of the fifty United States, then it would TECHNICALLY have been made in the USA, much like the automobiles made here are assembled from parts from everywhere else.

And, where else are you going to find a tenor banjo with 2/3 of an extra string installed along side the neck?

Sep 18, 2020 - 11:58:32 AM
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7712 posts since 8/28/2013

What I find surprising is that the seller has 100% positive feedback. If his other listings are as bad as this one, I can only surmise that there are enough imbeciles around to destroy the world.

Sep 18, 2020 - 12:06:18 PM
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3325 posts since 5/29/2011

quote:
Originally posted by G Edward Porgie

What I find surprising is that the seller has 100% positive feedback. If his other listings are as bad as this one, I can only surmise that there are enough imbeciles around to destroy the world.


"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers."              

Sep 19, 2020 - 6:25:52 AM

2249 posts since 10/17/2013
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Some persons are just plain clueless about the value of a banjo. No way in the world is ANYONE going to pay such a ludicrous and stupid price.

But that Westbrook is a BARGAIN, compared to this so-called “Megadeth” starter banjo, selling for over $20,000 on Reverb. The seller is being completely out of touch with market prices for banjos similar to it:

https://reverb.com/item/34207310-megadeth-banjo-owned-by-dave-mustaine-used-to-write-record-the-blackest-crowe-song-on-album?bk=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJqdGkiOiJmM2JhMzY4Ny1iM2MzLTRiOTQtYWExNS1lYTNlMDZkZDZmMzMiLCJpYXQiOjE2MDA1MjE4NjEsInVzZXJfaWQiOiIiLCJzZXNzaW9uX2lkIjoiN2U1NWE2MGUtMWFmNi00Mzc5LThjNTgtYTRlZWJlY2Q3Zjg4IiwiY29va2llX2lkIjoiNDg4YTQ4ODktYjhjZi00ZGEyLWI5YWQtNDhjMDdiOGUzYTRjIiwicHJvZHVjdF9pZCI6IjM0MjA3MzEwIiwic291cmNlIjoiTk9ORSJ9.HUlDaOoyccWvAzuLaINJT7glNfF9McYzyGrc6Taa9M0

Sep 19, 2020 - 6:28:01 AM

2249 posts since 10/17/2013
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“A Grammy award-winning guitar god.”

Eric Clapton must be rolling over in his grave.

 

”This is functional art at its finest.”

NOT!

Edited by - okbluegrassbanjopicker on 09/19/2020 06:30:29

Sep 19, 2020 - 6:34:43 AM

5586 posts since 9/21/2007

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

Now IF all the COMPONENTS had been PRODUCED in an Asian factory, but the strings and the bridge, the FINAL ASSEMBLY had been installed somewhere in one of the fifty United States, then it would TECHNICALLY have been made in the USA, much like the automobiles made here are assembled from parts from everywhere else.

And, where else are you going to find a tenor banjo with 2/3 of an extra string installed along side the neck?


Nope, "made in the USA" claims are regulated by the FTC and any slant that you can think of has already been addressed.

in your scenario they could make a qualified claim of "assembled in the USA of imported parts", but they could not legally claim "made in the USA."

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/advertising-and-marketing/made-in-usa

Sep 19, 2020 - 6:58:21 AM

55629 posts since 12/14/2005

I sit corrected.

Perhaps one of us who has farm experience might contact the seller, and suggest a cure for the severe case of diarrhea which seems to have affected his bull..

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