Second Life Banjo


At Second Life banjo Every banjo is guaranteed and will be repair at no charge if defective.

  Please enquire for a shipping quote ( includind, full address and postal code) .

sebca_enr@hotmail.com 


Railroad spikes ( fifth string capo) are installed for free on request. 

 Every banjo is professionally set up and is ready for playing. All components have been put together with the most care and accuracy.  

I accept returns within 7 days after reception a if the banjo is defective or does not correspond to the description . Other reasons may also be taken in consideration . ( Return and  shipping costs may not be refundable )



 

 PLEASE TAKE NOTE:   The restored vintage banjos for sale  have small bruises or scratches. None of those will affect the banjo solidity or sound. Because some components are close to 100 years old, every part of those instruments have been carefully inspected, cleaned, polished and repaired when needed.






OLD TIME THIN RIM FLUSH FRET BANJO.

$ 1250 USD

OLD TIME THIN RIM NUMBER 1394-4 . Black cherry 10 7/8 x 3 inches rim. Black walnut neck Ebony fingerboard with maple flush frets. Ebony pegs. Jamaican Goatskin head. Hand made raw brass hardware. Custom made 11/16 '' cherry and ebony bridge. Nylgut strings. Boulder Gig bag included. Hard-shell case available.

 

 

SOLD Buckbee restored banjo

$ 875 USD

SOLD No marking but most probably Buckbee made banjo. Black cherry rim and neck. Geared pegs tuners 251/2 inches scale. 38 tension brackets. Some mismatch hooks and nuts but all functional. 11 inches rim in great condition. added brass round rod tone ring New goatskin head. New dowel stick. Ebony Fingerboard and frets are like new. No -knot replica tailpiece. Nylgut strings. Great old time sound. low action with a 9/16 inch bridge. Superior Gig bag included.

 

SOLD Gatcomb Standard 25 serial number 5901

$ 1925 USD

SOLD Restored L.B. Gatcomb no.5109 from 1892. The destroyed by acid and time pearwood headstock and back strap were replaces by macassar ebony and black ebony to keep the original look. The enlarged tuner holes were plugged and re drill to accept correct time period tuning pegs. They work like a charm. Neck was re finished and the dowel stick has being reset for a normal playing action. All the inlays are original except for two little pieces on the headstock that were broken while removing the old headstock veneer. they were cut out of vintage shell pieces. Original frets and fingerboard in very good condition. The 11 inches perfectly round double spunover rim is in excellent shape with no modification. All the bracket shoes, tension hooks and tension nuts, tension hoop are original and very well preserved. New goatskin head. 26 inches scale. New tailpiece made out of bone and copied of the correct time period tailpiece used on Fairbanks, Gatcomb and other vintage banjo builders. Strung with nylgut strings. This is the Standard model 25 with the "Little Gem " neck angle device to make small correction to the action due to seasonal changes. A wonderful banjo restored to playing condition with a rich and real old time sound for another century of music. Superior hard-shell case included.




SOLD Minstrel white oak banjo

$ 1650 USD

SOLD ...This is number 9 of a serie of 10 minstrel banjos. 150 years old white oak wood harvested on my land in 2016. Ebony fingerboard. Burl cherry headstock veneer. Hand made brass hardware and ebony tailpiece . Geared pegs. Goatskin from Jamaica. Nylgut minstrel banjo strings. For sale 1650$ USD. Hardshell case or gig bag available. Plated Second Life Banjo/ Carl Arcand number 1393-4 and ready for music.

Arcand Dobson 1391-4

$ 1925 USD

One piece selected and air dried for 4 years black cherry neck and dowel. Hard maple 3/8 inch thick rim with granadillo rim cap and wood marquetry. Dobson Raw brass tone ring with round 1/4'' brass rod. Goatskin head. 25 1/2 inches scale. Brass scoop plate,.two way truss rod, Ebony fingerboard, headstock veneer and back plate. Gotoh brass tuners . Handmade aged raw brass Arcand "sound opener tailpiece, bracket shoes and tension hoop. Hardshell case 175$ or gig bag 55$ available. Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand number 1391-4 and ready for music.




Old time Clifford Essex

$ 1750 USD

Clifford Essex 10 5/8 inches all original pot assembly including the head in great condition. New wire armrest for comfort. Lots of plating wear witch gives a nice patina. . New one piece white oak neck made in the traditional look, The wood was harvested by me on my land in 2016.( the original neck was damaged beyond repair.) 25 1/2 inches scale. Ebony fingerboard, headstock veneer and back plate. 1 3/8 inch wide at the nut for easy playing. it's a very comfortable neck , low action with a 5/8 inch bridge,. A fine old time sounding banjo with a lot of punch and a deepness. Plated under the dowel stick. Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand number 1387-4 and ready for another century of music.

SOLD Arcand classic 12 inches banjo no. 1386-4

$ 2450 USD

SOLD 12 inches hard maple two ply rim with a macassar ebony cap and wood marquetry and a brass round rod tone ring, 25 1/2 inches scale one piece local black cherry wood neck. A grade ebony Fingerboard and headstock veneer. Mother of pearl inlays. Solid brass aged handmade hardware parts. Gotoh brass tuners. Superior hard-shell case . Plated number 1386-4 and ready for music.




SOLD Classic black cherry 11 inches N. 1382-4

$ 2150 USD

To order a classic banjo please go to the New Banjos model and prices page.. Thank you 11 inches in diameter and 2 7/8 inches deep black cherry two ply rim with a round rod brass tone ring, a Granadillo rim cap and real wood binding. Black cherry one piece neck. 25 1/2 inches scale, ebony fingerboard and headstock front and back veneer. The wild black cherry wood was harvested on my land in 2019 and air dry in my shop under controlled humidity for four years. Adjustable two way truss rod. Grenadillo rim cap with a mother of pearl fleur de lis. 1 3/8 inch nut. 2 inches at the heel. Arcand tailpiece and cherry/ ebony bridge. Brass wire armrest. Rickard high ratio Cyclone tuners. Superior hard-shell case included. Plated Second Life banjo / Carl Arcand Number 1382-4 and ready for music.

OLD TIME SPUNOVER OAK BANJO

$ 1750 USD

Vintage 11 7/8 inches silver double spun over English oak rim bought without a neck and with missing many hooks and nut. Most probably J.E. Dallas made. It is 3/8 thick by 2 1/4 inches deep . The bracket shoes and bolts are all original and the hooks and nuts are new. The new hand made 25 1/2 inches scale white oak neck is made from a 175 years old tree. Ebony fingerboard, back plate and heel cap. Bocote wood headstock veneer and scoop plate. Two way adjustable truss rod, Mother of pearl inlays, Rickard's high ratio cyclone tuners. Goatskin head mounted on a brass flesh hoop. 9/16 inch bridge. The beautiful and adjustable tailpiece is from an 1890 J.E. Dallas made banjo that I bought for parts many years ago and kept for a special project. Great sounding old time banjo with good sustain and volume, Can be strung with steel or nylon strings. Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand. Plated number 1374-4 and ready for another century of music.
 
 




Orpheum number 2 Ruttberg and Lange 1921

$ 2150 USD

1921 Orpheum No.2 Ruttberg and Lange banjo. Serial number 14151. Beautiful 12 1/4 inches in diameter hard maple 5/8 of an inch thick rim with a one piece maple cap and a beautiful marquetry strip. The pot assembly is all original with large close end ball hook nuts. The bracket shoes and bolts, the tension hoop and the tone ring still have the original plating is very good condition. The nickel plated hooks are new. The wood rim has been cleaned and lightly refinished with tru-oil. Slow growth north America sugar maple wood neck laminated with ebony, maple and bloodwood. 24 1/2 inches scale ebony fingerboard with curly maple top purfling. Ebony headstock veneer. Neck is 1 5/16 inch wide at the nut and 1 15/16 inch at the last fret. A double action truss rod is installed in the neck to adjust relief. Hand cut mother of pearl inlays reproduction of the original ones. Natural calfskin. 9/16 maple/ bony bridge. Kerschner tailpiece. Gotoh tuners. Medium gauge steel strings Bone nut. The sound is rich and deep in open G tuning, clean with a lot of voice when tuned in the key of A. Low action and comfortable neck. Hard-shell case included. Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand No. 1252-4 and ready for another century of music.







SOLD Arcand concert banjo.

$ 2150 USD

THIS BANJO IS SOLD To order one please contact me with email at sebc_enr@hotmail.com , Eleven inches in diameter half inch thick Northern hard maple rim. Blackwood rim cap and rolled brass flat bar tone ring. wood marquetry strips. Figure hard rock maple neck, 25 1/2 inches scale ebony fingerboard. 1 3/8 inch wide at the nut. Dowel stick and coordinator rod assembly. ( early 1920 Gibson) Original Gibson nickel plated brass tension hooks and nuts. Remo Fiberskin head. Rickard high ratio tuners with ebony buttons. Custom made cherry and ebony bridge. Kershner tailpiece. Plated Second Life banjo / Carl Arcand number 1371-4 and ready for music. Superior Hardshell case included.

SOLD Old Time thin Rim 1365-4. Black cherry wood

$ 0000000000 USD

To Order a cherry thin rim banjo please go to the ''New Banjos, Models and prices'' page..... First of a serie black cherry wood thin rim banjos. This the thirty fourth of the Old Time thin rim models. It's my version of the mid 18th century banjos before they start spunover the rims with brass of nickel silver. One ply 11 inches diameter 1/4 inch thick cherry rim with a round rod tone ring. 3 inches deep pot. One piece neck with two way adjustable truss rod. 25 1/2 inches scale, 1 3/8 inch wide at the nut. Jamaican goatskin supplied by jeff Menzies. Hand made and aged brass hardware. Gotoh Tuning machines. Mother of pearl inlay and dots. Very good banjo for clawhammer and finger style. Good note separation and clarity and a lot of deepness in the overall. Sustain is well balanced between highs and lows. Hard shell case and gig bag available, Plated Second Life/Carl Arcand number 1365-5 and ready for music.

SOLD Buckbee restored banjo. 1364-4

$ 1150 USD

SOLD Most probably Buckbee made from late 1890. 10 inches double spunover and nice figure black cherry rim. Nickel plated brass rim clad and hardware. Black cherry neck with new ebony fingerboard and nickel silver frets. 25 1/2 inches scale. New goatskin head. New geared pegs, ebony knobs. Reproduction tailpiece. Strung with nylgut medium tension strings. Custom hand made 11/16 inch tall bridge. Very light banjo ( 3,25 pounds.) plays very well and has a good clarity and lost of volume. Plated Second Life Banjo/ Carl Arcand number 1364-4 and ready for music. Boulder Gig Bag and hardshell case available.

Old Time thin. Dobson tone ring SOLD

$ 2250 USD

SOLD. Old time thin rim number 1362-4. Black cherry one piece neck with adjustable truss rod, ebony headstock veneer and back plate. 25 1/2 inches scale, 1 3/8 inch wide nut. One ply 11 inches hard maple rim. Dobson tone ring with 3/16 inch round rod. 3 inches deep pot. Aged brass and handmade hardware. Rickard high ratio cyclone tuners. Jamaican goatskin. Superior hardshell case. Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand number 1362-4 and ready for music.

 

 

 

12 inches internal resonator maple banjo number 1351-4

$ 2450 USD

12 inches x 1/2 inch hard maple rim with an internal resonator. Little Wonder tone ring. Curly maple with walnut centerstrip neck . Two way truss rod, 1 3/8 inch at the nut, 25 1\2 inches scale Jamaican goatskin from Jeff Menzies. Cyclone high ratio tuners from Bill Rickard. Arcand sound opener tailpiece. Arcand Custom made vintage wood bridge. Superior hardshell case. Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand 1351-4 and ready for music.

 

 

SOLD Boucher style fretless maple and ebony banjo.

$ 1850 USD

SOLD 12 inches hard maple 1/4 inch thick rim. Real wood marquetry bindings and a round rod brass tone hoop. Raw brass hardware. One piece red maple neck Geared pegs. Goatskin from Jeff Menzies. Macassar ebony fingerboard. Black ebony back plate and tailpiece. Nylgut medium tension strings with a wounded nylon forth string. Handmade maple/ ebony bridge Lots of volume, deep and clean sound with just enough sustain. Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand number 1360-4 and ready for a century of music. This is the fifth of a new serie of six thin rim banjos I started in last December. Hardshell case or gig-bag available.

SOLD Arcand Classic concert banjo. no. 1350-4

$ 2150 USD

SOLD Black cherry 12 inches rim with a Little Wonder tone ring. Jeff Menzies goatskin from Jamaica. One piece neck. Adjustable truss rod. Ebony fingerboard. Mother of pearl ''Man in the moon'' hand cut and engraved inlays. Gotoh brass tuners. Custom made bridge. Aged raw brass hardware. This all new banjo was played for a few weeks by someone who needed a banjo while I was fixing hers. So I consider it used and withdraw 250$ off the price. Comes with a hard-shell case. Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand number 1350-4 and ready for a century of music.

SOLD Second Life banjo / Carl Arcand no. 1356-4. Old time thin rim

$ 1850 USD

SOLD Hard Maple single ply rim. 3 inches deep pot. Dobson tone ring. Hand made aged brass hardware. One piece white oak neck. Gotoh tuners. Goatskin head. Medium gauge steel strings. Old Time thin rim number 4 of a serie of 6. 28th thin rim banjo.

 

SOLD. S.S.Stewart Student grade 2 banjo serial number 1569

$ 950 USD

This rare S.S. Stewart grade 2 banjo is restored to playing condition. Some works was done on the inside of the rim. Someone had laminated a layer of wood inside the rim that I had to remove. so the rim is refinished on the inside back to the black cherry original rim. The tension hooks and nuts are new reproduction high quality parts. The black cherry wood neck is in very good condition with the original fingerboard and frets . Only two points of the five point star inlay on the headstock were missing. The back of the neck heel was also in need of work for a better fit to the pot. New goatskin head. New nylgut strings. There was a recent tailpiece that I replaced by one from the same time period. Nice and rare tailpiece from F.& C Ebony friction tuners that works great and keep the banjo in tune. Ready for another century of music. Hardshell case available. Please enquire for shipping cost.

 

 

SOLD Old Time thin rim N. 1347-4 Dobson tone ring

$ 1850 USD

SOLD Number 2 of 5 of the third serie of Old time thin rim banjos. One ply 11 inches hard maple rim. Dobson tone ring. Goatskin head. Gotoh Tuners. One piece black cherry wood neck with ebony headstock veneer and back plate. Blackwood Tek scooped fingerboard.m 1 3/8 inch wide at the nut and 2 inches wide at the heel. Moon bridge Tru-oil and wax finish. Two way truss rod. Heel access. 25 1/2 inches scale. Superior hardshell case included. A fun to play banjo with a great Old time sound. Plated Second Life Banjo number 1347-4 and ready for a century of music.




S.S.Stewart Orchestra banjo from 1891

$ 1750 USD

SOLD




Second Life Banjo/ Carl Arcand number 1346-4 Lyon & Healy

$ 1450 USD

Circa 1890 Lyon & Healy complete 11 inches double spunover pot cleaned and restored and with a new goatskin head. New hard black cherry one piece neck with a two way truss rod. 20 inches radius Blackwood Tek polished fingerboard. Black cherry harvested in the surrounding and air dried five years i my shop. A very comfortable to play with an old time tone banjo. Gotoh geared Tuner. 1899 Elite tailpiece. Nickel plated wire armrest. Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand number1346-4. Ready for a century of music. Hardshell case available for a 175$ extra. Please enquire for Shipping. sebca_enr@hotmail.com

OLD TIME 1344-4 SOLD

$ 1650 USD

SOLD Vintage unmarked 12 inches oak rim with a nickel/silver double spunover. One piece white oak and ebony neck 25 1/2 inches scale. Adjustable double action truss rod. Natural calfskin. 1/2 inch moonbridge Rickard high ratio tuners with ebony buttons. Original No knot Tailpiece. Superior Hardshell case available on request for 150$ Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand number 1344-4 and ready for a century of music.




Old Time Thin Rim Fretless number 1343-4 SOLD

$ 1200 USD

SOLD . New home :Ontario, Canada.... Old Time Thin rim fretless banjo. One ply hard Maple rim 11 7/8 inches in diameter 3 1/4 inches deep with a Round rod tone ring. Jamaican goatskin. Handmade aged raw brass hardware. Red maple one piece neck with an ebony fingerboard Geared pegs with ebony buttons Unbleached bone nuts. Strung with Nylgut classic banjo strings. Ebony tailpiece with bone spacer that sits on the tension hoop for stability and sound. Tru-oil and wax finish. Hard shell case available with supplement of 150$ Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand number 1343-4 and ready for music. Please enquire for shipping cost and hardshell case.

Arcand Resonator banjo. SOLD

$ 2450 USD

SOLD Built in 2015 and restored in 2021. Re finished with Lacquer, new strings, polished hardware, fret job, new bridge and tuners knobs. Hard rock three plies maple rim with a Tennessee 20 tone ring. One piece south American mahogany neck. Two way truss rod, top quality ebony fingerboard and headstock veneer. Hand cut pearl inlays. Neck is 1 3/8 inch wide at the nut and 2 inches at the pot junction. Cox mahogany resonator. Purcha one piece flange. Nickel plated brass armrest with an ebony cap. Superior hard-shell case. Value of 3200$ new. Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand 1239-4 and ready for music.





ON HOLD Arcand Dobson number 1340-4

$ 1875 USD

ON HOLD Dobson tone ring. Black walnut one piece neck with ajustable truss rod. 25 inches ebony fingerboard with a brass plated scoop. One ply 1/4 inch maple rim. Aged brass hardware. Gotoh tuners. Goatskin head. Superior hardshell case. Plated Second Life banjo */ Carl Arcand number 1340-4 and ready for music.



W.M. Karnolt fretless banjo SOLD

$ 950 USD

SOLD W.M. Karnolt fretless banjo. Original spunover rim, tension hoop and dowel stick Rim is black cherry and is 11 1/2 inches in diameter. New one piece black cherry neck with the same peghead and heel profiles as the original. Adjustsble truss rod. 1 3/8 wide at the nut. Ebony headstock veneer and back plate. Ebony fingerboard. Geared pegs with ebony buttons Strung with nylgut strings but can support steel strings. Goatskin. New bracket shoes, rim bolts, hooks and nuts.





Old Time 1336-4 Alfred Cammeyer banjo

$ 1850 USD

SOLD ON SEPT. 6 2021. Alfred Cammeyer pot from mid 1890. 12 inches diameter solid oak one ply rim with nickel silver double spunover. Hardware is Original with one handmade reproduction bracket shoe and 2 replacement hook, shoe and nut that were added sometime in the past. Original tailpiece and tension hoop with plating wear showing brass areas. New Jamaican goatskin head. Original neck brace and heel cap. One piece white oak neck aged for five years in my shop.There is an adjustable two way truss rod with heel access, Waverly high ratio tuners with ebony buttons. Ebony fingerboard, Ebony headstock veneer and headstock backplate. 25 1/2 inches sclale, 1 3/8 wide at the nut, slim profile for easy playing. Strung with nylgut but accepts steel strings. 1/2 inch Moon Bridge. Protected and shipped with a Superior hardshell case with wrench key and spare set of strings. Sound wonderful for Old time ballads and waltzes with nylgut strings. It is a high quality pot that I could not resist putting it back to the music world. Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand number 1336-4 and ready for another century of music.




Old time Second Life banjo/ Carl Arcand number 1332-4

$ 1450 USD

SOLD ..... Hard Maple laminated rim with a brass round rod tone ring, ebony cap and aged brass finish. Goatskin head. Black walnut one piece neck with ebony fingerboard and headstock veneer. 25 1/2 inches scale. 3/8'' strings spacing at the nut. Moon bridge. Van Eps style hand made raw brass tension hoop. Raw brass Gotoh tuning machines. Low action, Deep third and fort . plenty of sustain that can be set to the level you want with a head/dowel padding. Presently setup with medium gauge steel strings and 11/16'' Moon bridge. Can be custom setup before shipping. Second Life Banjo/ Carl Arcand number 1332-4, ready for music.

 

 

Old Time Thin Rim 1330-4 White oak neck

$ 1550 USD

SOLD. ..Old time thin rim number 3 of 5. 25 1/2 inches scale. Ebony Fingerboard. 1 3/8 inch at the nut. 2 inches at the heel. 2 way truss rod. 5 years shop air dry white oak from a 160 years old tree that was put down by a tornado in 2016. One ply rock maple rim. Aged brass and handmade hardware. Jamaican goatskin. Brass round rod tone ring. Gotoh brass tuners. Custom bridge made with 120 years old rim. Shipped in a Superior hardshell case. Sweet and powerful in the same time. Deep lows and clean highs, good sustain and even sound all the way up on the neck. Action is 1/8 of n inch at the last fret. Second Life Banjo/ Carl Arcand number 1330-4

 




L.B. Gatcomb circa 1880 banjo. SOLD

$ 000000000 USD

SOLD L.B. Gatcomb circa 1880 very rare banjo. So far it is a one of a kind from the Boston maker. It's the first Gatcomb banjo seen with this wonderful hardware. Entirely made of Rosewood with ebony pegs. It's a flush frets fingerboard 26 1/2 inches scale and a very comfortable neck. The 11 inches one ply rosewood rim reminds some Buckbee and Hammig banjos from the same period. The restoration process included a new goatskin head, a handmade tailpiece, new ebony pegs and I also reproduced 4 of the tension hook plates. I also re glue the rim joint and finish it with linseed oil. All the rest is original and the banjo is very easy to play. Banjo will be shipped in a new Superior bump hardshell case. Ready for a another century of music.

 

S.S.Stewart late 1890 5 strings banjo

$ 1695 USD

SOLD......S.S.Stewart banjo made in around 1895 (Serial number no. 50090) in great playing condition. Action is perfect for the nylgut strings, Original tuners work fine and hold tuning. The banjo show very little playing wear, the fingerboard and the frets are in very good condition. No cracks, no repairs on the all original neck. The spunover pot is solid and close to perfectly round, not twisted or cracked. The plating has a nice patina, with all the original bracket shoes, nuts, tension hooks nuts. A new goatskin head mounted on a brass hoop was installed and the tension hoop ( that was in bad shape) was replaced by one from another Stewart banjo and from the same time period. I hand made a reproduction of a the S.S. Stewart tailpiece . 26 1/4 inches scale. 10 1//2 inches diameter rim Setup with nylgut strings and 1/2 inch vintage bridge. Comes with a new superior hardshell case. Shipping paid by buyer.

 

J.B. Schall late 1880 banjo

$ 1650 USD

SOLD TO JERRY. Beautiful J.B. Schall late 1880 banjo. 12 inches pot maple banjo. 27 3/4 inches scale. New goatskin head Nylgut strings. Sweet old time voice. Restored by Second Life Banjo and ready for another century of music. Like most restored banjos no plate were added to keep the banjo original aspect. .

 

OLD TIME 1324-4

$ 1275 USD

SOLD TO PIER-PHILIPPPE.....Circa 1890 eleven inches brass spunover over maple rim from Buckbee banjo. New black cherry neck, adjustable truss rod, 25 1/2 inches scale. 1/3/8 inch wide at the nut. Low action with a 5/8 bridge. Gotoh brass tuners. All aged raw brass hardware. Superior hardshell case. Sweet old time sound well balanced between a deep forth and clean highs. Plated second Life banjo /Carl Arcand number 1324-4 and ready for another century of music.



Old time Fretless Second Life Banjo Number 1320-4

$ 1450 USD

SOLD ....... Beautiful 11 inches nickel plated brass double spunover cherry wood rim from late 1880. Vintage hardware including 30 Original Vega water drop bracket shoes in like new condition, New one piece black cherry wood neck with ebony fingerboard and headstock veneer Adjustable 2 way truss rod.. The neck is 1 9/16 wide at the nut and 2 1/16 at the heel. Mother of pearl inlays. Gotoh tuners. Jamaican goatskin Menzies.instruments Custom made bridge. Superior hardshell case. Strung with steel or nylgut strings. ( your choice ) Plated Second Life banjo no 1320-4 and ready for a century of music.

 

Arcand Minstrel banjo number 5 of 10.

$ 00000000000 USD

SOLD to David This is no.5 out of a serie of 10 minstrel banjos. Every banjo has something different. The spirit remain the same. Deep singing tone. Great for old time music and clawhammer style. Presently strung with minstrel nylgut strings for low tuning, this banjo can be strung with classic banjo nylon or nylgut strings for many tunings style, The rim is a 2 ply hard maple rim, 12 inches in diameter and 5/16 of an inch thick. Ebony rim cap Sugar spalted maple neck harverted 5 years ago and air dried in my shop. 1 1/2 inch at the nut and 2 1/4 inches at the heel. Bone nuts. Geared pegs. Nylgut strings. Handmade bracket shoes and tension hoop. All raw brass hardware. Ebony tailpiece. Goatskin head. Hard shell case included. Plated Second life banjo / Carl Arcand No.1306-4 and ready to play.
 
 




SOLD Arcand Classic no 1305-4 black cherry wood.

$ 2450 USD

SOLD This banjo is no longer available . To order one please send me a email. All black cherry wood construction. The wood was 5 years air dry in my shop for optimal stability and sound. 11 inches, 2 ply rim with a Little Wonder tone ring, wood purflings and a grenadillo rim cap. Goatskin head, handmade aged brass bracket shoes and tailpiece. Side grooved brass tension hoop. Raw brass wire armrest. One piece black cherry neck with a ebony fingerboard and headstock veneer. Adjustable Two way truss rods. 1 3/8 inch wide at the nut, 25 1/2 inches scale. Rubner brass high ratio tuners. Hand cut and engraved mother of pearl inlays. Moon bridge, medium tension steel strings. The bone nut is filed to accept nylon strings without any modification. Sweet old time sound . Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand number 1305-4 and ready to play.

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