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Civil War Era Clawhammer Five String Banjo 1800's

Sold ! This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2010-07-11)
Price : US $197.53



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Here we have a rare find, a lovely old five string banjo of a style that could date back to the Civil War Era.....yet is set up and ready to play!  It has been restored and set up by a professional Instrument Repairman......well, Repairwoman, with over twenty years experience repairing Stringed Instruments. It has the Old Style cutaway at the heel junction and the tapered style tuners of the earlier frailing banjos. The  original skin head was torn and has been replaced with genuine and correct calf skin!!   The mahogany neck is straight and I dressed the frets so that it plays well. The tailpiece is very unique and beautiful, I believe it is early celuloid and has a pretty star on it. There is no makers mark on this banjo that I can see but it is very nice quality and has a great feeling neck. There are remnants of a paper lable on the back of the heel, a faded word ''music'' is all we could make out!  There are two hooks that are replacements, I put them on the underside of the heel so they are not so noticable. (See the close up photo)   Action is a bit high as most frailing guys and gals I know like the action a bit high. I have a 5/8 bridge on it now, if you like the action a bit lower I can put on the 1/2 inch bridge. I can send it out with the light gauge steel strings that I set it up with or with a set of nylon strings, your choice! This is the perfect instrument for someone who is interested in the early Songs from the Mountain and wants an authentic banjo from that time period. US buyers, flat rate of $20.00 for shippi


Sold ! This banjo is sold (sold on 2010-07-11)



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