Recording King Model 954 Tenor Banjo (1940)

$2,400
sku: 80U-2327
A handsome mid-century instrument, this Recording King Model 954 Tenor Banjo has a maple neck and deep arched-back maple resonator with double white binding, both with a nice sunburst finish. Other details include an 11” skin head, single coordinator rod, and pancake tuners. The tailpiece cover and hooks are chrome-plated (maybe replated), and the rest of parts are nickel plated. The back of neck and bottom edge of the resonator show some wear. Overall, this instrument is in excellent- condition.   More Details...

  • 11" skin head
  • No tone ring
  • 24 brackets
  • Original one piece flange
  • Thin 7/16" maple rim
  • One coordinator rod
  • Sunburst finish on rim, neck heel, and resonator
  • 2-1/4" deep arched-back maple resonator with double white binding
  • Maple neck
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl fan shaped inlays
  • 19 frets (refretted except for top 3)
  • Black painted peghead face with pearl fan inlay
  • Four pancake tuners with pearloid buttons
  • Tension hoop
  • Armrest
  • Tailpiece cover and hooks are chrome-plated (maybe replated), rest of parts are nickel plated
  • Back of neck and bottom edge of resonator show some wear
  • "GROVER PATENT" tailpiece
  • 1-7/32" nut width
  • ~22-5/8" scale
  • Made by Gibson
  • Consignment - price reduced
  • Original softshell case (blue lining)
  • EC-