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Vintage Alvarez Deluxe Bowtie 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN OPF

Price: $1,299.00 USD

Vintage Alvarez Deluxe Bowtie 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN.  Includes Original Hardshell Case.  CALL TODAY 404-372-5482.

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Vintage Alvarez Deluxe Bowtie 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN

This is a 1970's Alvarez Deluxe Bowtie 5 string Banjo that is in overall great shape.  This has been inspected and set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta Georgia.

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Description

The 1970's was a period that Japanese instrument manufacturers were actually outdoing their American Counterparts.  This is a high quality instrument that is definitely a great player.

This has a maple shell with a rosewood neck and resonator.  The rosewood is probably Brazilian.  This also has a rosewood fretboard with bowtie inlay.  There is white and checker binding on each side of the neck and resonator.  This has all original pot hardware including a one piece flange and full size tone ring.  We added a geared 5th string tuner because the 5th string tuners on these old Japanese Banjos wasn't very good.  The armrest and tailpiece are both engraved.  The hardware is chrome.

This is a gorgeous banjo with some other cosmetic upgrades like a feaux pearl rosette on the resonator and more on the headstock.  The truss rod cover is a feaux pearl cover with the word deluxe.  This is all original with an original case.

This is a fantastic banjo for the price and we have set this up so it plays and sounds great.

Condition

There is some light surface cracking on each side of the neck under the headstock.  This may just be in the finish.  This is very light and there are pictures.  I don't believe this will get worse and I also am certain it does not effect the banjo now.  We have discounted the price because of this.

Other than that this is in tip top condition.  We professionally clean almost every banjo that comes through our shop.  This has been disassembled and the hardware has been buffed and the wood waxed.  The fretboard has been cleaned and oiled.  This is a gorgeous instrument that looks almost new.  The frets show basically no wear and there are no spikes or 5th string capo.  The original case is in decent shape structurally.  There is some silver trim that has either fallen or is falling off.  The case itself is sturdy and functional and in good shape.

Set Up

We professionally set up every Banjo that comes through the Banjo Warehouse.  This has a new Remo frosted head which is set to 90 on a drum dial.  The bridge is set with correct intonation.  The strings are new Huber Truetone .10 gauge strings and the action is set nicely.  This is also fully adjustable.  This is a killer banjo that has been cleaned and set up to look, play and sound its best.

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Posted By: Banjowarehouse_com
United States, GA, 30344

Contact Info:
Banjo Warehouse
2947 East point st.
East point Ga 30344
4043725482

Condition of Banjo: Used - Excellent Condition

More Info on this Banjo

Type: 5-String Resonator, Brand: Alvarez

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