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For Sale: Jedson with tunneled 5th string

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Dowel rod at the neck

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Dowel rod at the tailpiece

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Peghead showing 5th string tunnel

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Jedson - Back

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Jedson - Front


This 5-string English openback by J.E. Dallas & Sons (hence the name "Jedson") needs a good home. I had it evaluated by luthier Ron Pinkham of Windsound in Rockland, Maine and the neck adjusted by Dennis Patkus of Patkus Guitars in Waterville. The frets are level and the action is good. The fretboard has shrunken a bit and some of the frets project a tiny bit out on the 1st string side. Down the road Ron suggested the frets be pulled, reset, crowned, and leveled.

On the plus side, though, the hardware is all high-quality; the tuners work well; the tunneled 5th string pip is solid. The pot is 11.5" in diameter. The scale is 26.75". The nut (with a zero fret that Dennis added) is just shy of 1.5" wide. Ron believes the pot is ash (it was billed as maple) and the neck is maple. All the inlays and the veneers are in good shape and original as far as I can tell. I added an armrest by BHO regular, David Hoyt, and a strap by Amanda Brewer.

This is a well-used banjo from the early 1900s with some modern updates. It sounds good and projects well acoustically. Send me an e-mail through the Hangout if you would like more information or additional pictures. We can start a phone conversation. I'll do my best to respond promptly. Thank you for your interest!




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Price: $325.00 USD

Shipping: Buyer pays shipping and insurance.

Posted By: andrewsan

United States, Belfast, ME, 04915

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Good Condition

Type: 5-String Openback

Brand: Jedson

Ad Status: Active, #65123

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