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antique Slingerland Plectrum Banjo Birds eye Maple

Sold ! This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-02-03)
Price : US $250.00



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This
is an old Slingerland tenor, or possibly plectrum banjo. I’ll describe it as
best I can although I know little about old banjos other than Gibsons. It is a
working 4 string banjo but it would also make a very good 5 string conversion
for those that are not blue grass fanatics as it has a very nice birds eye
maple rim, high quality hardware and a brass tone ring. It has a very nice
sound and I’ve been restoring, playing and selling a lot of old Gibsons
recently so this is not an idle or speculative observation.



 The
hardware on this banjo is in very good, clean original condition except that it
was missing 4 L brackets and J hooks to accommodate a clip on resonator when I
bought it. I put on a new head and there are 4 new J brackets which are not
exact matches but are functional and work well so that the head is tensioned
evenly. One J hook is new and the other 3 are from a 20s Gibson. The rim itself
is in very good condition and would make a great 5 string conversion. The tension
hoop, tone ring and tailpiece are all high quality parts, probably built by the
same manufacturers that built the parts for Gibson, and in fine condition.
There is a Slingerland stamp with some numbers on the dowel stick.




When
I bought this banjo I replaced the star inlay on the fingerboard and the
binding on the lower side of the neck. The binding was correct replacement
binding, the inlay was not great work but there was a star there to start with.
The original frets are still good. The tuners are original and work okay but
there is one replacement button that looks like th


Sold ! This banjo is sold (sold on 2009-02-03)



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