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Vintage Conrad Bowtie Deluxe 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN.

Price: $1,249.00 USD

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

$1249

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Vintage Conrad Bowtie Deluxe 5 string Banjo 

This is a very nice Conrad Bowtie with some nice features that was made in Japan in the 1970's.  This has been inspected and set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta Georgia.

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Description

This banjo was made in Japan at a time that many of the banjos are actually better than New American made Banjos of the same value.  This banjo could be used by any level of player and this could also be the absolute best banjo to learn on.  The parts and designs from the old Japanese Banjo makers are good and when a professional puts these banjos together they become top notch.

This has a 3 ply hard rock maple shell which I think was added after production.  I've seen a lot of these old Japanese Bowtie banjos and usually the shell is different.  The fact this has the 3 ply hard rock maple shell elevated this to a much better banjo than the typical Japanese Bowtie.  This shell really made this banjo.

This also has a one piece flange which is another big deal.  The flange is original as is the rest of the hardware other than an upgraded Presto tailpiece.  The tone ring is a full size 20 hole ring.  The resonator is rosewood and is probably Brazilian Rosewood and the neck is mahogany.  This also has upgraded tuning keys which are all geared.  The armrest is original and has some really attractive engraving.  In addition the back of the resonator has a different design than I have seen on the Japanese Bowties along with some checkerboard binding on the face of the resonator facing the head.  This is a really good looking banjo that was put together with top quality parts.  This also includes an original case.

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Condition

This banjo is also in great shape.  We professionally cleaned this at the Banjo Warehouse and this really looks fantastic!!

We disassembled the banjo and buffed all of the metal with a high powered buffer and now it looks new.  The wood has all been waxed and the fretboard oiled.  This has a really nice glow to it.  The neck and fretboard are very clean and the frets show almost no wear also.  There is a hint on the first couple frets but not much.  There isn't even spikes in this banjo or 5th string capo!! This definitely wasn't used much!!

There are some small exposed screw holes on the back of the headstock from changing the tuners.  That effects nothing.

The case is in good shape but there is some gold trim on the sides which has disintegrated.  That effects nothing with function and most people would never know the difference.




Set Up

This has been professionally set up at the Banjo Warehouse as well.  This has a new Remo frosted head which is set to 90 on a drum dial.  The bridge is a Grover and this is intonated.  The strings are new Huber Truetone .10 gauge strings and the action is set nicely.  This is not only a quality design with a one piece flange and 3 ply maple shell, this is professionally set up!!  This is sounding wonderful and is also playing great.

This would be the perfect banjo to give someone for Christmas and I even know pros that use these banjos.  Check out Banjo Warehouse for all sorts of interesting New, Used and Vintage Banjos for Sale!  We also have Banjo Parts and Guitars.

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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: Conrad

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