Hello everybody, thanks for taking a look at this old style 1 conversion I have for sale.
Please see the classified ad here
I bought this banjo from Jim Britton shortly after it was put together. The Frank Neat neck is mahogany, speed-necked, and feels wonderful as far and width and depth. I installed an older Snuffy Smith head on this banjo (a personal preference) and it brought out some extra depth in the lower registers. The resonator is from a 1929 TB-1 and is engraved with the name “Walter C. Anderson”. The maple rim is from a later 30’s TB-1, so the rim/reso are from cannibalized 1’s. I have a Purcell bridge on the banjo that gives it just the right amount of punch.
I had a Yates no-hole, unplated proprietary ring installed as well. Warren sells this ring for close to $1200 as it’s not one he offers as a stock ring. The combination of the mahogany neck, maple resonator, and no-hole ring is fantastic; lots of note separation, quick decay, and depth of tone. It doesn’t lose anything sound-wise when capoed, and this banjo really cuts through in a jam as well as on the mic.
There is some mild fretwear on the first few frets as you can see from the photos, but a lot of life left.
*If you’re like me and prefer your armrest as close to the tailpiece as possible, it won’t allow for the fourth thumbscrew to fit (see photo) otherwise the armrest would need to move one bracket to the left.
I’ll be happy to provide any additional soundclips to interested parties; I used this banjo on my upcoming album and it’s a beast in the studio. This banjo is a machine and pro-level in every way.
Edited by - HuberTone on 03/23/2023 03:50:40
Sold!! Thanks for looking.
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