Coles Eclipse Model 5000 (c.1893)

$4,500
sku: 60U-205589
A very cool banjo from the late 19th century, this Coles Eclipse Model 5000 has a mahogany neck with V-profile and carved heel, white-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl engraved inlays, and multicolored wood underlays. Other features include a brass hoop tone ring, grooved tension hoop, and ~11-3/8" skin head. This instrument is in excellent-minus condition.   More Details...

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  • Serial number: 1228
  • Year: c.1893
  • Condition: Excellent Minus (EC-)
  • Nut width: 1-3/16"
  • Scale length: ~26-7/8
  • Rim: 7/16" black painted wood
  • Skin head ~11-3/8"
  • Dowel stick
  • 30 brackets, grooved tension hoop
  • Brass hoop tone ring
  • Bone tailpiece with leaf engraving
  • V-profile mahogany neck with carved heel
  • Ebony fingerboard with engraved pearl inlays
  • Planet PAT. PEND. tuners
  • 1930's hardshell case (purple lining)
  • Fancy engraved pearl inlays on headstock overlay
  • Nylon strings