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Homemade banjo

Price: $300.00 USD

Handmade banjo by a local guy when he was 16. I reworked it a little and added some new hardware. Will include some before pics of it.

Specs:
• One piece bolt-on walnut neck with ears
• 26 3/8” scale length
• heavy 11” x 3” x 3/4” block oak rim
• Unmarked 20-hole aluminum tone ring
• vintage Kluson geared tuners with added geared fifth peg
• New hardware (mostly Golden Gate) including new hooks, shoes, tension hoop, adjustable tailpiece, armrest, and low-crown Fiberskyn head
• new bone nut and pip
• 5th string spike at 7th and new 1/2” bridge

Work done to it included gluing up some loose joints in the rim and peghead ears, grafting a new piece of rosewood on the fifth peg shoulder of the fretboard, adding a brass shim in the heel, adding and fitting the new hardware, and replacing one of the missing bushings and shimming and gluing them into place. Also plugged two holes in the neck from a fine tuner bracket that had been mounted for a reverse fifth string peg setup (a guitar tuner was mounted on the edge of the rim). I also tried crowing what was left of the frets. I considered pulling them and installing new, but didn’t have the heart to as they kinda go with the quirkiness of it of it being a hodgepodge of parts; the first three look like guitar frets, the fourth is smaller and brass, and the remaining are the same size. A final cleaning with steel wool and mineral oil wiped down on all the wooden components to freshen it up. Video of me playing it under “More Info”.

Edit: Seeing that it’s been well over a month, I’m now willing to ship it.


Interested? Contact Seller to arrange purchase


Shipping: Free to the lower 48

Posted By: Noah Cline
United States, Burlington, WV, 26710

Condition of Banjo: Used - Very Good Condition

More Info on this Banjo

Type: 5-String Openback, Brand: homemade

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