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Oct 26, 2020 - 3:27:21 AM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

24066 posts since 6/25/2005

Oct 26, 2020 - 5:41:34 AM

5710 posts since 9/21/2007

I would not call this a deal.

They are off by a few years, closer to 1898 (not that it adds value).

The heel and dowel end has been hacked with the "add a bracket thing repair" putting back angle to a neck that did not need it. The screws on the Kuenstler adjuster are not original (which makes me wonder why as these screws tend not to get "lost").

Nearly $1K for a No 1. UF is about right for retail, $200 to $400 too high for a private sale. Knock off another $200+ for what needs to be done to the dowel and neck to put it right.

Oct 26, 2020 - 7:08:58 AM

rcc56

USA

3194 posts since 2/20/2016

Many players prefer a higher bridge and a corresponding neck angle.
The way that has been handled on this banjo, it is fairly simple to set things back to the original configuration for anyone who prefers it that way.

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