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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • Cool early banjo guitar by Antonio Lopes of Brooklyn, New York
  • No SN
  • c.1883
  • VGC *(see below)
  • Natural finish
  • Walnut neck with large heel and distinctive slotted headstock
  • V-shaped neck profile
  • Dowel stick
  • 3-on-a-plate tuners with bone buttons
  • 18-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dots
  • ~3/4" rim with Brazilian rosewood veneer and rim cap (one piece of veneer replaced on bass side
  • Interesting Brazilian rosewood back support 
  • Stamped "A. LOPES / PATENT / JULY 10, 1883" in two spots and on front of headstock
  • 11" skin head, 16 brackets
  • Dobson-style tailpiece with star cutout appears newer
  • 1-13/16" nut, ~24-3/8" scale
  • With newer import semi-HSC (yellow lining)
  • *VGC except could use work (heat press neck to make straighter, dress frets, etc. - plays okay in 1st position, sold AS-IS)

A. Lopes Guitar Banjo (c.1883)

International Fees
AS-IS

SKU: 200U-209522

Regular price
$650.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$650.00 USD
Handmade by Antonio Lopes in Brooklyn, NY. This is a nice looking 6-string banjo with 18 frets, ~24-3/8" scale, ~11"wood rim with skin head. Great looking slotted headstock. 3-on-a-plate tuners with bone buttons. Walnut? neck with large heel. Thin ebony fretboard with pearl dots. Interesting Brazilian rosewood back support with A. Lopes Patent stamp. VGC except could use work (neck warp - heat press, dress frets, lighter strings?, higher bridge, etc. - sold AS-IS). With newer import semi-HSC (yellow lining)
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More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • Cool early banjo guitar by Antonio Lopes of Brooklyn, New York
  • No SN
  • c.1883
  • VGC *(see below)
  • Natural finish
  • Walnut neck with large heel and distinctive slotted headstock
  • V-shaped neck profile
  • Dowel stick
  • 3-on-a-plate tuners with bone buttons
  • 18-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dots
  • ~3/4" rim with Brazilian rosewood veneer and rim cap (one piece of veneer replaced on bass side
  • Interesting Brazilian rosewood back support 
  • Stamped "A. LOPES / PATENT / JULY 10, 1883" in two spots and on front of headstock
  • 11" skin head, 16 brackets
  • Dobson-style tailpiece with star cutout appears newer
  • 1-13/16" nut, ~24-3/8" scale
  • With newer import semi-HSC (yellow lining)
  • *VGC except could use work (heat press neck to make straighter, dress frets, etc. - plays okay in 1st position, sold AS-IS)