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For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880

  • Rare Fred Van Eps banjo! 
  • No SN 
  • 1920s 
  • VG-EC *(see below) 
  • Two piece Brazilian rosewood neck with carved heel 
  • 3-layer center strip 
  • 19-fret ebony fingerboard 
  • Fancy pearl inlays of various shapes 
  • Headstock overlay features fancy pearl inlay and "VAN EPS" logo
  •  "Pancake" tuners with cream buttons 
  • Fancy wood marquetry fingerboard underlay
  •  Bass side has pearl parallelograms fret markers
  •  Metal-clad maple rim
  •  ~12" plastic head
  •  28 brackets
  • Van Eps tailpiece
  •  Hooks attach into tension hoop
  •  Arched tone ring on metal struts that fasten to internal bracket band on rim
  •  Resonator features Brazilian rosewood veneer and pie section pattern on back
  •  Fancy wood marquetry on sides and back of resonator
  • 1-1/8" nut, ~22-¾" scale
  • Once had an armrest (now gone, broken mounts are still on tension hoop)
  • Replacement nut 
  • Front of headstock is over-sprayed
  • Rough import semi-hardshell case (yellow lining)
  • *VG-EC except (could use new strings and minor set up, etc. - plays okay - sold AS-IS)

Van Eps Tenor Banjo (1920s)

Van Eps Tenor Banjo (1920s)

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AS-IS
Used

SKU: 80U-211106

Regular price $1,500 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,500.00 USD
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Fred Van Eps was a famous banjo player in his day.  This is the fanciest Van Eps banjo we have seen. Brazilian rosewood neck and carved heel. This one also features a  fancy resonator.  The models that bear his name were designed by Fred and marketed by Lyon & Healy in Chicago. With rough semi-hardshell case.  VG-EC except (could use new strings and minor set up, etc. - plays okay - sold AS-IS).
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More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. 
For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880

  • Rare Fred Van Eps banjo! 
  • No SN 
  • 1920s 
  • VG-EC *(see below) 
  • Two piece Brazilian rosewood neck with carved heel 
  • 3-layer center strip 
  • 19-fret ebony fingerboard 
  • Fancy pearl inlays of various shapes 
  • Headstock overlay features fancy pearl inlay and "VAN EPS" logo
  •  "Pancake" tuners with cream buttons 
  • Fancy wood marquetry fingerboard underlay
  •  Bass side has pearl parallelograms fret markers
  •  Metal-clad maple rim
  •  ~12" plastic head
  •  28 brackets
  • Van Eps tailpiece
  •  Hooks attach into tension hoop
  •  Arched tone ring on metal struts that fasten to internal bracket band on rim
  •  Resonator features Brazilian rosewood veneer and pie section pattern on back
  •  Fancy wood marquetry on sides and back of resonator
  • 1-1/8" nut, ~22-¾" scale
  • Once had an armrest (now gone, broken mounts are still on tension hoop)
  • Replacement nut 
  • Front of headstock is over-sprayed
  • Rough import semi-hardshell case (yellow lining)
  • *VG-EC except (could use new strings and minor set up, etc. - plays okay - sold AS-IS)
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