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Vintage Mountain Banjo

Price: $175.00 USD

Video link in the “more info” url below. Bought on eBay about 2 years ago. Appears to be oak construction and possibly a one-off home made banjo. It is very well made. The neck is a dream to play. I don’t know the maker but whoever made it had experience in instrument making because it does not feel like a home made instrument.

It has held together and functioned very well in the time that I’ve owned it. I replaced the tuners which didn’t hold very well at all and also “upgraded” the tone ring. It used to just have a piece of wood for a tone ring but I’ve installed a piece of stovepipe a la’ Frank Profitt and it has really upped this banjo’s game.

Currently has a brand new set of Ome Heavy strings and is tuned to D. Frankly, John Hartford Low D strings sound far better.

It is a flush fret so if you are thinking of stepping into the fretless or mountain banjo world, this is a perfect opportunity.

It has a crack that runs across the front but this has been stable the entire time that I’ve owned.

I don’t know the age but I would describe it as “vintage” for sure.


Interested? Contact Seller to arrange purchase


Shipping: 25

Posted By: revellfa
United States, Lavale, MD, 21502

Condition of Banjo: Used - Good Condition

More Info on this Banjo

Type: 5-String Openback, Brand: Unmarked

Ad Status: Active, #77837, viewed 464 times


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