Condition is very nice overall as shown in photos. discussion of the number of frets on a banjo neck is somewhat beside the point - the significant factor is the actual vibrating string length. Does anyone have any opinions on the merits or otherwise of 17 verses 19 frets on a banjo for playing ITM. NO NUMBERS OR NAMES ON THE INSIDE. No matter. The tuner knobs have been replaced. Once you start pickin' this beautiful banjo expect to see smiles and toes tapping all around you! Paramount Tenor Banjo Style A  ca.1927  Set up G-D-A-E. 1920's -1930' Vintage Slingerland MayBell Tenor Banjo. Elton" tailpiece. I have certainly repaired a lot worse. We will always try to make it right. So I have toned it down with extra light strings, a soft pick and the old trick of a rolled bandana under the bridge making it sound soft and sweet, for a banjo. Dowel stick has been replaced(looks like walnut) so no serial number is available. My main concern is about the 17 fret model tuned GDAE, a previous thread I read reported the dreaded "floppy G string" (let's keep that in context) and I really hate that. THIS WAS AN ATTIC FIND FROM A CLEAN OUT I RECENTLY DID AND HERE IS WHAT I KNOW. Lots of beautiful inlay work and sculpted neck. But we will describe the item as to the very best of our knowledge and will furnish pictures. The skin is tight and complete, it does have a few stains. We only ship to the continental US. Re: 19 v 17 fret tenor banjo Thing is 17 & 19 really doesn’t tell you very much in terms of length. NECK I BELIEVE IS MAPLE AND IS NICE AND STRAIGHT AND THE SKIN HAS ONE TINY HOLE AS PICTURED. Ready to Play, Vintage Stromberg-Voisinet 17-fret Resonator Tenor Banjo in new gig bag, Early Orpheum No.3 Banjo 17 Fret Tenor Neck Head Assy 4 String MOP Inlay, Vintage George Washburn Improved 17-fret Resonator Tenor Banjo w/ period Case, RARE Vintage GRETSCH "Clarophone" 17-fret Tenor Banjo with hard case, Lange for Henry Stadlmair Co Triple X Model A 17 Fret Tenor Banjo in Case 1920's, Small Antique Tenor Banjo 17 fret 4 string Resonator Elton Little Wonder Vega. RcmdId ViewItemDescV4,RlogId p4%60bo7%60jtb9%3Fuk.rp*05e54c%3E-14429cd231b-0xee-. Even if chocolate chip is on your mind, our cookies make an important contribution to a great shopping experience. Please enlarge pictures and see this vintage banjo up close! Neck: Walnut Shell: Walnut Fingerboard: Rosewood Frets: 18 Head: Remo Weatherking Brackets: 24 Tone Ring: Old time rolled brass Tailpiece: Old time style Tuners: Geared RRP: £409.00 We also sell a wide range of other Vintage Banjo's- Please see my other items. Please note: Import duties. PAYMENT TERMS: BUYER TO CONTACT ME within 2 days of auction close, please let me know how you would like to pay, any shipping details I should know, etc. It became a popular instrument after about 1910. Ideal for Irish/Celtic music; has newer head. Does have some wear on the back side as seen in the pictures. I'M NO EXPERT ON ANTIQUE BANJOS AND WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THE MAKER SO PLEASE SEE ALL PHOTOS AND CONSIDER THEM PART OF ITEMS DESCRIPTION. After market aluminum resonator Non working, friction tuning pegs. There is no rust and very little if any tarnish. Bids/shipping to lower 48 United States only*Please note; if paying with a credit card through paypal. Please note that we only ship to the address on file with PayPal. De Goodtime Open Back 17-fret tenor banjo is gemaakt in de Deering Fabriek in Californië. But looks similar to banjos made by Slingerland? s.parentNode.insertBefore(n, s); It is in remarkable condition. It also has the tension neck brace adjuster between the perch pole and neck heel. 1930s Orpheum#1 in exceptional condition. Ships to continental US only*. THANKS FOR LOOKING 7 DAY AUCTION NO RESERVE. All questions please ask at least 6 hours before the end of the auction. Irish players vary between using the 17 fret tenor or the 19 fret tenor. Thanks for looking! USA Only. USPS Shipping and Insurance is to the lower 48 states only. OTHER THAN THAT BANJO IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION. Seller not responsible for any return costs. But I am out of town on buying trips once or twice a month which might result in a day or so delay! We cannot be experts on everything. The mahogany block rim, coordinator rods and tone ring were made by Patsy Toman from Lurgan and the mahogany neck was made by Thomas Jones from Bury. Thanks for looking- please visit my Ebay shop Worldwide Music Supplies for a wide variety of professional music. We wish to make your purchase a positive experience and hope your feedback will be positive as well! It looks to be in very nice conditon and is described to the best of my ability below: RIM/ HEAD: Rim, and head assembly including hardware is very nice overall as shown with what looks to be original finish. It was only later that the scales lengths got closer to 23" and 19-fret necks became more standard. Some nicks and wear on body as would be expected from 80+ year-old instrument; some tarnish on arm rest and brackets; original tuners. Although I would love to keep this beauty, the painful truth is that I cannot. Product Price $999.99. THANKS! I believe although cannot guarantee the head size for this banjo is 10 15/16" Head is a older skin head on a flesh ring. Clean. Personally, I like Bacons especially if I was buying blind from ebay, but the better vintage makers had quality throughout their line. There is a small rub underneath the tailpiece, but other than that it is completely usable though stained from time. Vintage VEGA 17 Fret Tenor Banjo Manufactured Approx 1925-1930 Up for offer is a very nice Vintage VEGA 17 Fret Style N Tenor Banjo. The tuning is similar to a fiddle or mandolin. It seems to play well and sounds great. I'm prone to make purchases I cannot necessarily afford. PAYPAL: Accepted Worldwide from members who qualify for the Seller Protection Policy. Thanks for looking! Case: Orig. I believe the approximate age of the banjo is mid 1920's. Fingerboard is worn(see photo#21) Neck is quite straight but neck angle to shell is shallow. You are buying this item as is for parts or repair, look over the closeup pictures there is no return. Yet clearly one also capable of shining in the hands of an accomplished player. No armrest. Please do not hesitate to contact us for technical advice. The Shady Grove VPB003 and VPB007 Banjo's- Please see my other items. It also became the common style used in Ireland. NECK IS STRAIGHT. Details. Also, light enough to easily hold and play and is the perfect banjo to start out with since it is fretted correctly and plays easily. The only markings I can find are"PAT APP FOR" on steel back plate == brass 3 dimensional Fleur de Lis on headstock == 17 frets, friction pegs(2 pegs are original, 3 are violin pegs I had lying around) missing nut, missing 5 hooks == the ebonized fretboard shows wear as shown- this is mostly to finish only, first 2 frets have some wear, the rest have very light or no wear, neck is amazingly straight == scratches and dings as shown == calfskin head is most likely original- and, of course, it obviously needs a bridge == a bit of work will easily restore this to playable condition == sorry, no case == We ship worldwide == If you are considering a purchase. So you don't have to! The sound quality is fantastic and the action is about medium-high. ~* ~ We are Out Picking the East Coast Weekly. Please review the full lot of photos I have included, there may be two rows that you can view.Please check out the other auctions I currently have in progress. Nut looks nice overall and is intact. maple. It has some wear on it for the age. 17 fret Irish Tenor banjos with the 12 inch rim increase the tone depth, volume and overall versatility of the instrument. No case. Full details are listed below and a video to hear how it sounds. Vintage Drifter Banjo 1970's w/ Mother of Pearl Inlay 5 String NR! Please let me know if there are any further questions that I can answer. I don't know how to tell what kind of wood it is, but I believe all the No. I have a blue ridge tenor guitar tuned GDAE and I love it, so I figure this won't be much of a stretch to add a banjo sound to my arsenal. Tuners and tailpiece. It could use a neck adjustment and tuning of the head. PLEASE EMAIL BEFORE BIDDING. The banjo was originally a plectrum model and has been converted to short scale using some of the original neck parts. There is minimal wear on the frets and fret board. Skin head. Parcel post 3-9 days. Specifications or just to chat about all things music. They could buy a fancier one but not a better one. If you are not certain, ask questions! However we do not ship to Argentina. HARDWARE AROUND BODY I BELIEVE IS NICKEL SILVER. McNeela 17 Fret gevoerde Banjo Gig Tas: Amazon.nl Selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren We gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren, onze services aan te bieden, te begrijpen hoe klanten onze services gebruiken zodat we verbeteringen kunnen aanbrengen, en om advertenties weer te geven. 1?RcmdId ViewItemDescV4,RlogId p4%60bo7%60jtb9%3Feog4d72f%2B%3E%3B1%3F-144c4da42f8-0x11c-, This auction is for a Vintage banjo- a very nice birds eye maple 4 string tenor. // . The main difference between the 17 and 19-fret tenor banjos is the number of frets as well as the scale length. ANY QUESTIONS. Would be a nice addition to anyones vintage collection. USA Only. When you hear jigs, reels, hornpipes, or polkas, you’re probably hearing an irish tenor banjo! Thanks for looking! Phone: 828-254-8681 Ext.313 Item Condition: Great Condition! PayPal No Exceptions You must have a PayPal account to bid on our items. There are a few small light stains on the fret board and head stock. is back-ordered. Comes with a hard shell case. Jazz players most often use a 19 fret tenor banjo because it gives the banjo a larger range. VINTAGE Nameless 17-fret Resonator Tenor Banjo I will loosen strings and remove bridge for safe shipping. All inlays on headstock and fingerboard are complete. Please see my other instruments for sale. Vintage Birdseye Maple 17-fret Tenor Banjo with hard case Original Jos. Please look at all the pictures closely and email with any and all questions as due to the age and nature of this item it is being sold with no returns. Functional Issues none. Be sure to check out our other auctions as well. Greetings, folks! I strive, to achieve 5 star service! Gold Tone 4-String Irish Tenor Openback Banjo with 17 Frets. antique vintage 5-String Banjo good cond.17-fret,38 lugs, no markings ? Buyer to pay $25.00 for Fed Ex Insured shipping. Please do not request a Buy-it-now request. Low action. You can also send photos once I've connected you. All transaction must be completed within 5 days of auctions close. I will ship to Canada ONLY but it will be expensive. The drum shows some wear, and the metal rim shows some oxidation in areas which all seems to be consistent with honest play wear. It only says Elton on the metal string tensioner. The 003 features a 24-bracket rolled brass tone ring. Payments: Items paid with checks will not be shipped until funds clear. No Reserve, You are bidding on a Vintage George Washburn Improved 17-fret Resonator Tenor Banjo w/ period Case. LANGE Style A 22 FRET Plectrum banjo W/HSC GREAT SHAPE. Tailpiece is not original and is funky& rusty. UPTEMPOMUSIC. It will be shipped in a modern chipboard case. Payment is due within 1 day of auction closing. Please ask any questions before bidding. Grover Patent Presto tailpiece. Even if chocolate chip is on your mind, our cookies make an important contribution to a great shopping experience. Copper tone ring, replaced tuners, has nameplate reading"Constitute" and serial number 431. Gold Tone IT 250 - Open Back - 17 Fret Irish Tenor Banjo Free Official Gold Tone Hard Case This short scale tenor is designed for playing in the common keys of traditional music. There is a small area of finish wear on the headstock end of the neck and a few tiny scratches on the resonator. Includes older, soft side case. They use either two tenors for tuning: the same as a mandola and viola or an Irish tenor similar to the mandolin and violin. These are highly-revered for a reason- great, crisp tone, excellent note separation, and VOLUME- it really responds to however you play it and can match volume with any group of obnoxious song-stealers. The wood finish is very nice with a deep luster. The Goodtime Two 17-Fret Tenor banjo is tuned in the Standard Tenor Tuning of C,G,D,A. There is hardly any wear on it and I believe I gave it more play in the past few months than it had in the past 75 years or so. 17 fret Banjo, play trad music with this beautiful banjo. LET US KNOW. The 17 fret tenor banjo is traditionally tuned G,D,A,E from thickest to thinnest string. It was produced in the U.S. in the 1920's. It comes with its original case, a No Knot tailpiece and a Remo Weather King head. Using a 17-fret tenor banjo makes the scale of the instrument shorter. Will go to the highest bidder. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about 4-string banjos. IT HAS 3 PLASTIC KNOB TUNING GEARS AND 1 METAL. Does the banjo have a serial number? It could use a set up if you are planning to play it. The banjo in it's current state is great. Please note I am located on the east coast, so shipping times vary in length depending on your location. Very hard to find an Orpheum in this original condition. I currently play on a 19 fret model ('cause thats what I inherited). Retains a nice original finish with a nice shine.Fingerboard is intact with nice color and grain. Return Policy: We desire your satisfaction on all items we sell. But it has been cleaned and oiled for ease of use. 215; 10-3/4” skin head; Waverly” tailpiece; original ivoroid friction tuners; strings should probably be replaced; case has seen better days; and a very small tear in head(see last photo) I will loosen strings and remove bridge for safe shipping. Owner David Bandrowski worked for the Deering Banjo Company for over 6 years and is a professional tenor banjo player. The fretboard and peghead overlay appear to be pearwood with fine pearl inlays. Thanks for looking and best of luck! An excellent 17 fret tenor banjo for tune playing with a fast action Deering neck and awesome power of the Deering -06- 20 hole bell bronze tone ring. 0fe.RcmdId ViewItemDescV4,RlogId p4%60bo7%60jtb9%3Fuk%601d70f%2B%3E0fe-148bf971a3a-0x115-, This is a great condition Antique. We strive for you to have a positive experience. Also for other great deals, be sure to check out our ebay store! The banjo for the liveliest music, 4-strings are highly versatile. WITH A LITTLE BIT OF WORK THIS SHOULD BE A GREAT PLAYER. Note: Please calculate the shipping and handling fees to the winning bid and remit payment in the form below. Overall this banjo is in very nice shape showing some minor scratches, marring and minimal discoloration from what looks to be minimal use, No case. Played by Jerry Cowan, a street musician from Dublin, Ireland. Ships to continental US only*, You Are Bidding On A C.BRUNO& SON BANJO MANDOLIN 8 STRING 1920'S VINTAGE MUSIC INSTRUMENT W/HARD CASE This C.BRUNO& SON BANJO MANDOLIN 8 STRING, 1920'S VINTAGE MUSIC INSTRUMENT W/HARD CASE is in Great Condition!
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