I am editing the ad sitting in my car in Claremont California. I was concerned about the minor fret wear on the first three frets. The banjo plays well for me but I am admittedly a novice and decided to drive an hour over to the Folk Music Center in Claremont and have Henry dress the frets & set up the banjo.
Henry took several minutes to evaluate the banjo. Henry’s evaluation was that the fret wear is very minor and not in need of dressing at this point. He also noted that the fret ends may need to be dressed at some point, but declined to do it now. Otherwise, he found the neck to be straight & the head to be in tune. Henry pronounced it to be a very nice banjo in great shape. He was especially impressed with the construction of the neck.
I gave Henry $10 for his time and hope to see him again in post-COVID times. Now I have an honest & congenial contact when I need banjo repairs. If you ever have a chance to visit the store and talk to Henry please do. Cool store. Cool guy. It was a treat for me to hear someone else play the banjo. Henry plays thumb lead without picks. The banjo sounds really sweet when played well.
So the ad is back up again.
Edited by - Ninobur on 01/15/2021 14:31:30
Nice banjo, nicer price !
The-fish Thanks. As my dad would say, “Like ham, it’s high but it’s good.” I did sell the minivan before I bought it. Told my wife that banjos cost less to keep up.
According to a previous owner, "This banjo was sold to the Music Emporium in June of 2007. The original retail for the banjo with case was $3065.00." $3,065 in 2007 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $3,850.42 today. tinyurl.com/y4bk7gcu I must be crazy!
Gone to a good home. Thanks.
'Trust' 2 hrs
'Primative banjo' 3 hrs