Cole's Eclipse Model 3500 (c.1898)

$2,500
sku: 60U-203755
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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  • 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
  • Consignment
  • SN: 4047
  • NO CASE