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Vintage Silvertone 5 String Banjo

Sold ! This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2010-02-14)
Price : US $137.50



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                                          Up for bids here is a real nice Silvertone banjo from the late fifties or early sixties, sold by Sears and Roebuck, and I'm realively sure it was built by Kay, expressly for Sears. I completely disassembled this down and rebuilt it from head to toe with the following upgrades;  The pot was originaly a 16-bracket open back. I doubled up on the shoes with parts from an old Kay from about the same period, makeing it a 30 bracket, and then replaced all the low quality hooks and nuts (normaly used on these Silvertones), with 30 nice vintage standard flat hook and nut sets used by many makers for decades. I then replaced the original head bearing with a slightly heavier, polished steel head bearing, (tone ring), and assembled the pot with a new First Quality head..   The neck tilt adjustment connection is a Kay throwback to the Stromberg -Voicenett design. The Silvertone connection bracket was plastic. I replaced it with an original Stromberg,  Cast metal bracket I happened to have and this alone, greatly improved the toneal quality! The finger board and frets are in great shape and the neck is straight with no twists. The resonator is of unknown origin, but %3


Sold ! This banjo is sold (sold on 2010-02-14)



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