Cole's Eclipse Model 3500 (c.1898)
An interesting banjo from the late 19th century, this Cole's Eclipse Model 3500 has a black painted 3/8" rim with a brass hoop tone ring. The mahogany neck has an ivoroid-bound ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays and multicolored wood underlays. Friction tuners and 5th string peg have been installed. Made in Boston, this banjo is in very good/excellent condition. More Details...
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Elderly Warranty: None Manufacturer's Warranty: None
- Mahogany neck with V-profile and boat shaped heel
- Ivoroid-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays and multicolored wood underlays
- 1-1/4" nut
- ~27-1/4" scale
- ~10-15/16" frosted top head
- Black painted 3/8" rim
- Brass hoop tone ring
- 24 brass brackets (one replacement)
- Grooved tension hoop
- Ebony headstock overlay with engraved pearl Nasturtium inlay
- Friction tuners and 5th string peg installed
- Ebony backstrap extends to 5th fret
- Dowel stick stamped "COLE'S ECLIPSE", "W.A. COLE MAKER / BOSTON, MASS." and "PATENTED JAN-30-1894"
- Cammed No Knot tailpiece
- Recent dowel stick reset and neck brace by our shop
- Built in Boston
- VG-EC except for some sanding / shaping on back edge of headstock
- SN: 4047
- NO CASE