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VINTAGE LUDWIG TENOR BANJO KINGSTON 1920's

Sold ! This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-30)
Price : US $256.00



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1920's tenor banjo (with original hardshell case)!




I believe this to be an EARLY 1927 Ludwig ''Kingston'' model, tenor 4 string banjo. Information suggests they only made this model between 1927 and 1929, and with serial #4672 it should have been made in early 1927 (dates approx.). It looks like the Kingston may have been the top of the 12 model Ludwig line, difficult to tell from web info. Banjo is 34'' overall lenght, has a 15 1/4'' long fretboard, an 11'' head, a 13 1/2'' wood resonator, and is about 4'' deep.




Snowflake fretboard inlays.
Ebony fretboard
Nickel hardware
Planet brand tuners
Grover bridge
Intricate wood inlay around resonator
Very nice decal on back of resonator
Neck and body appear to be made of walnut



Frets show some wear, but not that much (considering vintage). Some of the nickel hardware shows some wear. Round redish paper sticker on the peghead that you can remove if you like. For an instrument this vinage, I think it is in very good condition.


I think it plays pretty well. Could use new strings, and a setup. Comes with tuning key wrench for resonator lugs. The case has done it's job protecting the banjo for all these years, and the outside shows some wear. All the latches work, and it is very solid. Case handle has been replaced.


NO reserve, and very low starting bid.




Sold ! This banjo is sold (sold on 2008-08-30)



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Hubi said...
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