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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 
  • SN 127
  • 1970
  • VGC+
  • Gloss finish
  • 2-piece walnut conversion neck with 3-piece center strip
  • 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays
  • Ebony / maple underlay and heel cap
  • Fiddle shaped headstock with ebony overlay
  • OXO?, stars, moon and other inlays on headstock
  • Grover planetary tuners with pearloid buttons
  • Geared 5th string peg
  • ~23/32" 1920's TB-4? style rim has been re-done to better match neck
  • 11" frosted top head
  • 1950's style archtop tone ring
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • 24 hooks (some are newer, but match except for length)
  • Tension tailpiece
  • Ivoroid-bound fingerboard and rim
  • Wood marquetry on inside and outside of rim
  • 5th string capo installed
  • Yellow label on rim reads "PROVIDENCE GUITAR & / BANJO 249 TRANSIT ST. /  PROV., R.I. 02906 / OXO Mastertone / No. 127 / 11/70 / LWC III"
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~26-3/8" scale
  • With Everest HSC (blue lining)
  • On consignement

Providence Guitar & Banjo OXO? Conversion Banjo (1970)

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SKU: 60U-209037

Regular price
$2,000.00 USD
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Sale price
$2,000.00 USD
Here's an interesting conversion that appears to have been made by Providence Guitar & Banjo in Rhode Island in 1970. It has a nicely made 2-piece walnut neck with 3-piece center strip and fiddle headstock, and a rim that appears to be a 1920s TB-4? rim with an added 1950s-style archtop tone ring. Hardshell case included. A well put together conversion banjo, this instrument is in very good-plus condition.
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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 
  • SN 127
  • 1970
  • VGC+
  • Gloss finish
  • 2-piece walnut conversion neck with 3-piece center strip
  • 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays
  • Ebony / maple underlay and heel cap
  • Fiddle shaped headstock with ebony overlay
  • OXO?, stars, moon and other inlays on headstock
  • Grover planetary tuners with pearloid buttons
  • Geared 5th string peg
  • ~23/32" 1920's TB-4? style rim has been re-done to better match neck
  • 11" frosted top head
  • 1950's style archtop tone ring
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • 24 hooks (some are newer, but match except for length)
  • Tension tailpiece
  • Ivoroid-bound fingerboard and rim
  • Wood marquetry on inside and outside of rim
  • 5th string capo installed
  • Yellow label on rim reads "PROVIDENCE GUITAR & / BANJO 249 TRANSIT ST. /  PROV., R.I. 02906 / OXO Mastertone / No. 127 / 11/70 / LWC III"
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~26-3/8" scale
  • With Everest HSC (blue lining)
  • On consignement