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    This Chicago-built tenor banjo from the '20s has a pretty birdseye maple resonator with wood marquetry and an engraved flange. Features include a maple rim and 2-piece neck, "Donut" tone ring and a Kershner tailpiece. It needs some work to return it to its former glory. 1960's Gibson chipboard case. (needs heat press neck, dowel reset, fret level, set-up, new armrest, etc., plays okay - 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 4951
  • c. 1925
  • VGC (needs heat press neck, dowel reset, fret level, set-up, new armrest, etc., plays okay - sold AS-IS)
  • 1-3/16" nut
  • Satin natural finish
  • Birdseye maple resonator with engraved metal flange and wood marquetry borders (missing small pieces)
  • 1/2" maple rim with tortoise plastic binding and ebony endcap
  • 10-3/4" top frosted head 
  • Brackets mount into tension hoop
  • Dowel stick stamped "4951" "5179" "WASHBURN"
  • 22 brackets and shoes
  • "Donut" tone ring
  • Kershner tailpiece
  • 2-piece maple neck with center stripe
  • Ebony heel cap
  • 19 fret ebonized pearwood fingerboard with fancy pearl inlay
  • Ivoroid bound fingerboard
  • Planetary tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • 22-3/4" scale
  • Armrest (bent - needs replacing)
  • Ebony peghead overlay features pearl torch inlay
  • 7.4 lbs.
  • Chicago tuning (DGBE)
  • 1960's Gibson chipboard case
  • Made in Chicago, USA

Washburn Style 5179 Classic Tenor Banjo (c.1925)

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AS-IS
Used

SKU: 80U-212182

Regular price
$800 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$800 USD
This Chicago-built tenor banjo from the '20s has a pretty birdseye maple resonator with wood marquetry and an engraved flange. Features include a maple rim and 2-piece neck, "Donut" tone ring and a Kershner tailpiece. It needs some work to return it to its former glory. 1960's Gibson chipboard case. (needs heat press neck, dowel reset, fret level, set-up, new armrest, etc., plays okay - 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 4951
  • c. 1925
  • VGC (needs heat press neck, dowel reset, fret level, set-up, new armrest, etc., plays okay - sold AS-IS)
  • 1-3/16" nut
  • Satin natural finish
  • Birdseye maple resonator with engraved metal flange and wood marquetry borders (missing small pieces)
  • 1/2" maple rim with tortoise plastic binding and ebony endcap
  • 10-3/4" top frosted head 
  • Brackets mount into tension hoop
  • Dowel stick stamped "4951" "5179" "WASHBURN"
  • 22 brackets and shoes
  • "Donut" tone ring
  • Kershner tailpiece
  • 2-piece maple neck with center stripe
  • Ebony heel cap
  • 19 fret ebonized pearwood fingerboard with fancy pearl inlay
  • Ivoroid bound fingerboard
  • Planetary tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • 22-3/4" scale
  • Armrest (bent - needs replacing)
  • Ebony peghead overlay features pearl torch inlay
  • 7.4 lbs.
  • Chicago tuning (DGBE)
  • 1960's Gibson chipboard case
  • Made in Chicago, USA