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Old Rim, New Neck

Price: $1,095.00 USD

This is a 5-string banjo conversion made from an orphaned rim, however, the 10-3/4” diameter rim and shoe hardware suggest it may have come from a Slingerland banjo. It plays well and has a nice bright sound.

It has a maple neck with a dual-action truss rod, adjustable at the heel - remove neck for adjustment. The fingerboard, headstock overlay, and heel cap are Ebano (a man-made ebony substitute). The inlays are engraved mother of pearl. It has Gotoh geared tuners, a scalloped bone nut, and a Vega style bone pip. The neck is natural with a French polished finish.

The 10-3/4” diameter rim is approximately 1/2” thick, has a Birdseye maple veneer on the inside and outside, and an ebony rim cap. The tone ring is a 3/8" diameter rolled and welded steel bar. The Fiberskyn head is new.

The banjo is strung with medium weight steel strings. The string notches in the nuts and bridge are “V” shaped so nylon strings can be used with no modifications. The scale length is 25-1/2”. It has a 5/8" high bridge and the string action at the 12th fret is approximately 1/8". The neck is 1-1/4" wide at the nut and 1-7/8" at the rim.

If you're seriously considering this banjo (and to avoid any possible disappointment) please look at the pictures carefully and ask questions. You’ll have 14 days after receipt of the instrument to decide if you want to keep the banjo. Please let me know if you are returning the instrument. For returns, the purchase price, less any cost to repair damage that may have occurred while the instrument was in your possession, will be refunded. Shipping costs will not be refunded.

There is no case, but the banjo will be well packed in a cardboard shipping container.


Interested? Contact Seller to arrange purchase


Shipping: Buyer pays actual shipping costs

Posted By: wtalley
United States, West Chester, PA, 19380

Condition of Banjo: New

Type: 5-String Openback, Brand: William Talley

Ad Status: Active, #81290, viewed 1805 times


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