Paramount Leader Plectrum Banjo (c.1928)

$925
sku: 80U-198819
This Paramount Leader plectrum banjo has a Brazilian rosewood resonator with wood ring purfling and a two-piece Brazilian rosewood neck with a maple-rosewood-maple center strip. The 11/16" thick Paramount rim has an archtop style tone ring. It has all replated gold hardware, including a round hole flange, 24 hooks and nuts, armrest, and a Paramount swivel lock tailpiece. It’s equipped with newer gold planetary tuners with white buttons. This nice looking banjo is in very good/excellent condition but needs some work (repair cracked and loose dowel stick, repair crack in resonator, etc.) and is sold AS-IS.

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  • Two-piece Brazilian rosewood neck (c.1928) with maple-rosewood-maple center strip
  • 22-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays and checkerboard underlay
  • Brazilian rosewood resonator with wood ring purfling
  • 11/16" thick Paramount rim (does not appear to be original to this neck)
  • Archtop style tone ring
  • All gold hardware (replated gold) including round hole flange, 24 hooks and nuts, armrest, and Paramount swivel lock tailpiece
  • Headstock overlay with fancy pearl inlays
  • Newer gold planetary tuners with white buttons
  • 1-5/32" nut
  • 27" scale
  • 11" plastic head
  • Neck and resonator have been oversprayed
  • Period hardshell case (purple lining and zipper blanket, replaced handle)
  • VGC-EC but needs work and sold AS-IS (repair loose and cracked dowel stick, repair cracked resonator near neck heel, new strings, setup, etc.)
  • This item cannot be shipped to any EU countries