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  • This historic Model 5850 was built in jazz-age Chicago and features amazing wood marquetry, purfling and inlay. It has walnut rim, neck and resonator, 8" skin head, and a Kerschner tailpiece. This banjo-ukulele needs some work to return it to its former glory (needs replacement head, fret level, friction tuners slipping - 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
  • SN 12076
  • late 1920s
  • VGC (needs replacement head, fret level, friction tuners slipping - sold AS-IS)
  • Walnut rim, 2-piece neck and double white-bound resonator
  • 8" skin head with ink drawing of pretty lady
  • White-bound 17-fret "ebonized" fingerboard with slotted diamond inlays
  • 1-1/8" nut width, 15-5/8" scale
  • "V" neck profile 
  • Kerschner tailpiece
  • 12 brackets (hooks enter side of tension hoop, rather than over the top)
  • Wood marquetry inlay on back of resonator
  • Rope pattern purfling resonator and rim
  • Ebonized headstock overlay features pearl fleur-de-lis inlay
  • Dowel stick stamped "Washburn" and "5850"
  • Friction tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Low G
  • Plaque on back of headstock and side of resonator read "Washburn / Lyon & Healy / Chicago, U.S.A"
  • Original hard shell case (purple lining)
  • Made in Chicago, USA

Washburn Model 5380 Banjo-Ukulele (late 1920's)

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AS-IS
Used

SKU: 180U-211600

Regular price
$800 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$800 USD
This historic Model 5850 was built in jazz-age Chicago and features amazing wood marquetry, purfling and inlay. It has walnut rim, neck and resonator, 8" skin head, and a Kerschner tailpiece. This banjo-ukulele needs some work to return it to its former glory (needs replacement head, fret level, friction tuners slipping - 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
  • SN 12076
  • late 1920s
  • VGC (needs replacement head, fret level, friction tuners slipping - sold AS-IS)
  • Walnut rim, 2-piece neck and double white-bound resonator
  • 8" skin head with ink drawing of pretty lady
  • White-bound 17-fret "ebonized" fingerboard with slotted diamond inlays
  • 1-1/8" nut width, 15-5/8" scale
  • "V" neck profile 
  • Kerschner tailpiece
  • 12 brackets (hooks enter side of tension hoop, rather than over the top)
  • Wood marquetry inlay on back of resonator
  • Rope pattern purfling resonator and rim
  • Ebonized headstock overlay features pearl fleur-de-lis inlay
  • Dowel stick stamped "Washburn" and "5850"
  • Friction tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Low G
  • Plaque on back of headstock and side of resonator read "Washburn / Lyon & Healy / Chicago, U.S.A"
  • Original hard shell case (purple lining)
  • Made in Chicago, USA