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    A rarity from mid-century Chicago, this Kamico (made by Kay) openback banjo has a skin head, a Brazilian fingerboard, and a maple rim. Cool collector's piece. Needs a bit work (needs cleaning, heat press bowed neck, fret level, set-up - sold AS-IS)
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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
  • No SN
  • 1940s
  • GC (needs cleaning, heat press bowed neck, fret level, set-up - sold AS-IS)
  • 5-string openback banjo
  • Brown stain 
  • 11" skin head
  • 16 brackets
  • 9/16” maple rim
  • Tension hoop
  • Single coordinator rod
  • Maple neck with shim
  • 22 fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
  • “V” neck profile
  • 1-3/16” nut
  • 26-1/2” scale
  • Neck angle adjustment screw on heel
  • Friction tuners with metal buttons
  • Replacement 5th string friction tuner with wood button
  • Gumby-shaped peghead
  • Mahogany peghead overlay features logo decal 
  • Tailpiece
  • NO CASE
  • Made by Kay in Chicago, USA

Kamico Openback Banjo (1940's)

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AS-IS

SKU: 60U-210216

Regular price
$225 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$225 USD
A rarity from mid-century Chicago, this Kamico (made by Kay) openback banjo has a skin head, a Brazilian fingerboard, and a maple rim. Cool collector's piece. Needs a bit work (needs cleaning, heat press bowed neck, fret level, set-up - sold AS-IS)
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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
  • No SN
  • 1940s
  • GC (needs cleaning, heat press bowed neck, fret level, set-up - sold AS-IS)
  • 5-string openback banjo
  • Brown stain 
  • 11" skin head
  • 16 brackets
  • 9/16” maple rim
  • Tension hoop
  • Single coordinator rod
  • Maple neck with shim
  • 22 fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
  • “V” neck profile
  • 1-3/16” nut
  • 26-1/2” scale
  • Neck angle adjustment screw on heel
  • Friction tuners with metal buttons
  • Replacement 5th string friction tuner with wood button
  • Gumby-shaped peghead
  • Mahogany peghead overlay features logo decal 
  • Tailpiece
  • NO CASE
  • Made by Kay in Chicago, USA