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For Sale: New Windsor Whirlie

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Made by A.O. Windsor of Birmingham England. Originally advertised as a ladies model. 25.75" scale. 11" pot, 8.375" skin head. Tunneled 5th string as typical of these British Zither banjos. Heavy cast suspended tone ring. Bright-arch-top like tone. Fairly loud too. All original hardware with no missing pieces. Set up with Aquila Red strings. Straight neck. Solid. Neck heel appears to have possibly been re-cut to allow low action with modern bridge heights. But if it was re-cut, it was a super clean/precise job. Action is currently just under 1/8" at 12th fret with a 5/8" bridge. Missing the resonator. No case. Mine appears to have likely been the No. 2 grade or possibly the No. 1 grade as illustrated in the attached advertisement from New Windsor.

Link to the YouTube video in 'More Info URL' is this actual banjo, played by a friend of the guy I bought it from about 2 years ago. It was set up with steel strings at that time. As you can see and hear... it can have an amazingly bright and snappy bluegrass sound.




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Price: $400.00 USD

Shipping: Included in contiguous 48 states

Posted By: championofnorthhuron

United States, Fair Haven, NY,

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Good Condition

More Info on this Banjo

Type: 5-String Openback

Brand: A.O. Windsor

Ad Status: Active, #62541

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