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Early 1900's Washburn Lyon Healy Tenor Banjo Style C

Sold ! This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2011-01-10)
Price : US $257.00



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Hello and welcome to Milostreasures!
Here we offer a recent estate sale find. This is a vintage early 1900's or late 1800's Washburn Tenor Banjo. The banjo is in need of some TLC, but still a great instrument. Measures 1 1/8'' at the nut. The neck is 13 3/8'' from the nut to the end. The tuning head has a crack showing on both sides. It is tight and does not extend into the neck that we can  see. An easy candidate for gluing, but we will leave that to the experts. The body of the banjo is 10 3/4'' across. One piece of binding missing on the back, about one inch long. Does not affect the playability, but we have to point it out. Marked on the support dowel through the body is ''Washburn, Style C No. 3033.'' There are seven tuner lugs missing. Again, an easy replacement, but will leave that to the experts. The neck appears to be straight and no cracks in the fret board. 17 frets. The tone ring between the head and the body is nickel plated. Don't know what the metal is. Quite a large tone ring for this size of instrument. According to a website we googled, this is a special tone ring. Head is a skin head. On the tail piece is stamped ''Kirschner, Unique, Lyon and Healy, Makers, Chicago, U.S.A.'' We have been quite lengthy in our description, but we don't want to miss anything. This banjo comes in its original hard shell with the original tuning key. Case is missing the handle, but there is a sturdy wire in its place. The strings are old and it will be shipped with the bridge removed. This instrument is old. Not sure how old. We know the very early 1900's at least. Perhaps some o


Sold ! This banjo is sold (sold on 2011-01-10)



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