Iucci Mellotone Grand Tenor Banjo (1920's)
This Iucci Mellotone Grand Tenor Banjo has a 2-piece maple neck with a 5-piece center strip, a birdseye maple resonator with a herringbone backstrip, and a metal rim with a fancy integral flange. Newer Five Star tuners and a Kershner tailpiece have been installed. This banjo could use some work (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), but overall it’s in very good-excellent condition. More Details...
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Instruments sold “AS-IS” have not been set up by our repair shop and do not come with the Elderly warranty.
Elderly Warranty: None Manufacturer's Warranty: None
- Natural finish
- 2-piece maple neck with 5-piece center strip
- Birdseye maple resonator with herringbone backstrip (some repaired cracks on edge and a small hole drilled through)
- 19-fret ebony fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays (refretted and new nut) and red-natural-black underlay
- Headstock overlay features fancy floral inlays and "IUCCI / MELLOTONE / GRAND" logos
- Newer Five Star tuners and Kershner tailpiece installed
- ~10-3/4" plastic head
- Metal rim with fancy integral flange
- 20 hooks fasten into engraved tension hoop (couple of changed nuts)
- 1-1/8" nut
- ~22-1/2" scale
- Built in New York by Michael Iucci
- Includes un-mounted Iucci mute arm
- 1960's hardshell case
- VG-EC except could use some work (dress frets, possibly adjust neck / rim fit, etc. - sold AS-IS)
- SN: 152