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May 15, 2021 - 8:36:31 AM

Newbanjo21

Ireland

42 posts since 3/10/2021

Hi guys, have a chance to buy one of these, any thoughts on this type. I believe the model 1 was their top spec. If in good condition, what would you expect to pay for one. thanks for the help!

May 15, 2021 - 11:50:01 AM

299 posts since 2/21/2012

hello Newbanjo, YES you are correct, the Windsor Premier No1 was the top
Of the Premiere models. It had a Rosewood Neck with a nice inlay on the
Side of the heel. the Premiere models featured an adjustable neck angle,
Via the end of the Dowel stick.
I have 2 5strings and a Tenor version, and they are quality Banjos.
As to value , you don’t say if you are considering a 5 String or a Tenor ?
keith

May 15, 2021 - 12:05:43 PM

Newbanjo21

Ireland

42 posts since 3/10/2021

should have said it's a 5 string!

May 16, 2021 - 7:06:49 AM

Newbanjo21

Ireland

42 posts since 3/10/2021

Gosh is there nobody with any thoughts on this banjo?

May 16, 2021 - 7:29:24 AM

57420 posts since 12/14/2005
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If it sounds nice and plays well, that's all you really NEED to know.

Without  photos, those of us who have never seen one, can have hundreds of thoughts, but none of which might be of any practical value.

If you can afford it, buy it.

Banjo Acquisition Syndrome is not a fatal disease, but, like leprosy or a bad haircut,  it may be disgusting to those who see it from afar.

We who suffer from it, do the best we can to live with it.

Changing the subject in 3-2-1-

A "Hello" to Ireland, and, next time you're in Mulraney, tell them Mary wants to bring me there, to meet the friends she made, when she and Chuck lived there, and ran the tea shop.

We're just waiting for the COVID restrictions to be lifted.

May 16, 2021 - 10:02:14 AM

Newbanjo21

Ireland

42 posts since 3/10/2021

Never been to be Mulraney but I'll try check it out!




May 16, 2021 - 10:08:50 AM

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OK, nice photos.
Buy it, and make it sing!

May 16, 2021 - 10:16:04 AM

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OOPS!
Spelled it as she pronounced it.

It's MULRANNY.

Almost straight north from GLINSK, if you're in the mood for a healthy hike and a challenging swim!

Edited by - mike gregory on 05/16/2021 10:19:15

May 17, 2021 - 12:26:43 AM

HSmith

UK

409 posts since 12/30/2005

Hi

That banjo looks virtually identical to my first 'decent' banjo, although mine had a non-original tailpiece and no resonator. I bought it from Clifford Essex's shop in Earlham Street, London in 1969 for £65. I played it for several years until I replaced it with a Vega Tubaphone. The Windsor had 'straight through' non-geared tuners and so was always difficult to tune, but was otherwise a fine starter banjo. You can hear mine in the recording of 'Devil's Dream' in my sound files. I'm afraid I don't know the current value of a banjo like this, but John Alvey Turner are selling a lower level Windsor 'Gem Junior' for £285.
You don't say what kind of music you wish to play, but in my opinion the Windsor doesn't quite cut it for bluegrass.

May 17, 2021 - 1:25:54 AM
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QldPicker

Australia

345 posts since 4/17/2020

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory

OOPS!
Spelled it as she pronounced it.

It's MULRANNY.

Almost straight north from GLINSK, if you're in the mood for a healthy hike and a challenging swim!


While you are there, Westport is a must. Some pints of the black stuff and a session in Matt Molloy's. And after that......................don't get me started.........however events like this could be interesting!

Should have added, I know bugger all about the value of the Winsdsor, however if you like it, buy it. Life is too short to be left wondering!

http://fiddlefair.com/

Edited by - QldPicker on 05/17/2021 01:30:52

May 17, 2021 - 4:16:27 PM

Newbanjo21

Ireland

42 posts since 3/10/2021

banjobuyer.com/banjo/61420

judging by this ad, I'm getting a very good deal. $1300? would that be the norm

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