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Jun 18, 2021 - 4:24:52 AM
3 posts since 6/18/2021

Hi all,

I've been looking to get into bluegrass after many years of playing guitar and found this one relatively cheap. Would this be worth a purchase as a first banjo?

Looks to be unbranded Kasuga, similar make to a EB-98 Epiphone. However this has been based on scrounging around on google and forums for any information.

Does anyone have any thoughts?


Edited by - theangryarchitect on 06/18/2021 04:29:36

Jun 18, 2021 - 4:46:01 AM



2863 posts since 11/29/2007

Based and price and having no structural issues after seeing it in person it should do well as a starter instrument.


Jun 18, 2021 - 5:12:47 AM

3 posts since 6/18/2021

No luck seeing it in person unfortunately. Buying blind off eBay. At least the price is very cheap.

Jun 18, 2021 - 6:46:16 AM

2595 posts since 12/31/2005

Missing fifth string peg?  Could be a sign of an issue with that hole.  At a minimum, you have to put in a new one.

Edited by - Brian Murphy on 06/18/2021 06:47:15

Jun 18, 2021 - 6:52:24 AM

3 posts since 6/18/2021

I believe the fifth peg comes with the auction.

Jun 18, 2021 - 7:11:35 AM

2595 posts since 12/31/2005

It looks like it is sitting in the pot compartment of the case. I'd be leery as to why it is not stuck in neck, but I'd replace anyway. Looks like a friction.

Jun 18, 2021 - 8:00:16 AM

3798 posts since 3/28/2008

Several of my students have had those. They're a cut or two above the "bottlecap" banjos that many start out on--especially after a good setup.

Edited by - Ira Gitlin on 06/18/2021 08:00:40

Jun 18, 2021 - 12:50:07 PM


Virgin Islands (U.S.)

207 posts since 5/11/2021

Buying to play? Under 350 yes, over 350 no.

Buying to resell? 200 maximum.

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