• Musical Instruments
Lot 1269

ANTIQUE BIRDSEYE MAPLE BANJO

Estimate: $200 - $300
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Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

ANTIQUE BIRDSEYE MAPLE BANJO, four string, birdseye maple rim and neck with rosewood rim cap, heel cap, and inlay, ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl fret markers, veneer-front headstock with mother-of-pearl inlaid decoration, ivoroid tuning pegs. Possible partial mark on side edge of dowel, otherwise unmarked. First quarter 20th century. 30" LOA, 11 1/4" WOA.

Condition

Good overall condition with some wear and surface scratches, head with discoloration, several cracks to fretboard with a small loss on the edge between the seventh and eighth fret, rosewood with a few cracks, rim with minor surface hairlines to exterior side, one bracket bent, tuning pegs with some hairlines along side mold lines, possibly refinished.

Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.