J CLAMP vintage 5 string banjo late 1880's
This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-02-06)
Price : US $710.00
J. Clamp is the maker of this banjo. It is english and was made in the late 1880. As far as I can find out it is one of 30 banjos that he made. It is original and has a new head on it ( I have the original and it is included in the auction) The banjo is in excellent condition. The head width is 10.75'' and the scale length is approximately 26.5''. The length of the neck from nut to banjo head is approximately 19.5''. There are a few scratches on the back of the neck and pot but for the age it is great. The case is orignal to the banjo and is a wooden case with gold felt and opens from the bottom end and is in very good conditon. CLAMP J. Clamp, of Newcastle, appears to have started to make banjos (unfretted) about the year 1890. He later made some fretted banjos and zither-banjos. A player who told A.P Sharpe he knew J. Clamp, said that he did not make more than about thirty instruments during. his lifeline. The instruments bearing the name of Clamp are extremely well made and many have elaborately carved necks at the head and heel. There are very few known to exist. I have priced the opening bid low, good luck bidding.
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