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Vintage 1930’s CONCERTONE Plectrum BANJO GIBSON CASE

Sold ! This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2011-01-10)
Price : US $337.00



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I really don't know anything about banjos. Please understand this because I am sure to overlook some detail that you might find important so please ask your questions and undertake your own research before bidding. As always, I welcome and will post informed emails. In view of my ignorance, I did some basic internet research to learn more about this particular banjo in an effort to list it properly. The results of my research are reflected below.

First of all, this is a VERY cool looking banjo. I bought it from a woman at an outdoor antique show here in Florida. She told me that the banjo belonged to her father who was, at one time, associated with the New Christy Minstrels, a popular folk band in the 1960’s. Frankly, I didn’t give this much thought until I asked her whether the banjo had a case? When she produced the case from the truck it was evident that she was telling the truth (see below).

The banjo itself is a Concertone and, from what I've learnt, a plectrum model with 22 frets. I’m guessing that it dates back to the 1930’s…certainly pre-war! I base this assumption on one particular detail…the fancy pearloid fingerboard and headstock which I have seen on some 1930’s Gibson guitars & banjos. If I’m mistaken about this detail and the plectrum designation, please tell me so I can post a revision. Checking on internet reference sites, Concertone (c.1915-1930’s) was apparently made by Chicago’s Slingerland company and was the house brand for Montgomery Wards. Other reference sites suggest these were also made


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



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