Bacon & Day (8)
Bart Reiter (2)
Brooks Masten (1)
Cedar Mountain (1)
Gibson Copy (7)
Gibson Kalamazoo (1)
Gold Star (7)
Gold Tone (34)
Jeff Menzies (3)
Kel Kroydon (17)
Morgan Monroe (1)
Noel Booth (1)
Recording King (18)
Rich & Taylor (5)
S. S. Stewart (5)
White Mountain (5)
Show More Brands...
For Sale: Alvarez Woody Masterclone - ON HOLD (sold)
70's Alvarez masterclone blue grass banjo
Made in Japan - Probably a model 4282
Reputed to be one of the best sounding of the Asian imports
All 5 tuners have been replaced with modern high quality tuners
I installed one of my mahogany block rims and one of my wood mastertone size drop in tone rings
The banjo now weighs about 8 1/2 lb - not a lot more than many open backs
But the sound is equal in volume and tone tone to most full weight blue grass banjos. Sounds almost as good (to me) as a Fawley Retrotone that I had for sale.
A sound sample is on it's way - later
Original tone ring weighed 2 lbs 12 oz - my wood tone ring weighs 8 oz
Almost no fret wear. Neck is in almost perfect condition - amazing for being 40 years old. The resonator has some scratches on the back.
Comes with the original hard case - the typical Japanese case of the era. A few dings on the outside, but almost perfect on the inside. Even has a key!
Three day approval period. If you return it. you pay shipping both ways.
Got a bad back? This is the practice banjo for you!