What ya'll think?
Well, far be it from me to appear to criticize an honest ad from a fellow BHO-er. It is what it is, plainly stated.
You can see that it hasn't sold immediately, which suggests that it wasn't under-priced.
All that really matters is, is there a buyer out there who feels this price is what he/she wants to pay for pre-war Granada double conversion, maybe triple conversion? There's a price and a buyer for everything.
OPF Granadas are the holy grail for sure, and like Dick, I don't want to portray any negative views of this banjo..the seller is definitely a standup seller. However, as someone who has had a few prewars go through my hands, I do look at them from a collectability standpoint..its one of the reasons they demand the prices they do.
IMHO, originality is one of the 1st criteria for a prewar banjo...original wood, metal, neck, tone ring all included. I don't want the rim cut either. For every one of those you loose, the value in my mind decreases. This particular banjo is missing the original flange, the rim has been cut, it is missing the original tone ring and neck . The question you have to ask is ..is a cut rim, resonator, and some metal worth the asking price?
OPF Granadas are tough to find........
OPF Granadas are hard to find. Parts banjos with prewar parts are not hard to find. This one has some very obvious alterations that detract from its value. Is it worth the asking price? Not to me.
A very nice looking parts banjo. Nice parts, well assembled, but it is a parts banjo, no more no less.
It may be an incredible player, it looks the part, but I would not call it a 1929 Granada.
It is just as described, which is fair. I appreciate that the seller is clear in the parts and what they are. It’s most likely an outstanding instrument to say the least. It’s certainly beautiful. Would I pay 29,000? No. Would someone else? That remains to be seen.
An original "One Piece Flange" Gibson banjo without the original "one piece flange"?
Am I missing something here?
Could have had an original tone ring with an uncut rim, but heaven forbid anybody plays an archtop in bluegrass.
“due to the value and rarity of this banjo...”
It would be a whole lot more rare if it had all the original pieces - and furthermore, it would be selling for much more than $26,000.
Here’s a true eye-opener:
Edited by - okbluegrassbanjopicker on 01/17/2021 18:58:44
It says it’s just as it left the factory. The next sentence proceeds to tell the parts that have been replaced. LOL
Actually, it says it was as it left the factory, not that it is as it left the factory.
“This was a one piece flange Granada as it left the factory.”
Seeing something like this, to me, is like seeing an advertisement for a mint condition '64 VW beetle, then finding out that it has been converted into a trike. If so much of the stuff that made it a Granada has been changed how can you really advertise it as a Granada?
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