BANJO HANGOUT FOLKS:
i have LOWERED the Reserve, and dropped the BUY IT NOW price on this banjo.
Regarding this eBay auction for a fine GEORGE WUNDERLICH banjo:
I'd be delighted to give you BHO preferential treatment.
If a BHO member commits to buy the banjo, I will halt the eBay auction.
I will offer the banjo to BHO members for $850 shipping included.
a Wonderful, historically correct, modern minstrel style banjo made by George Wunderlich.
George has captured the characteristics of a banjo built sometime during 1855-1865, memorialized in a famous Civil War photograph of sailors aboard the USS Hunchback:
12" flat style hoop
real skin head
frets scribed onto neck
This is Wunder banjo #94 and the first reproduction Hunchback model made of the original.
It is strung it with new Nylagut strings and comes with a TLK bluegrass banjo case modified slightly to accommodate this banjo.
This is a historically correct, beautiful sounding modern banjo with a distinguished, deep voice, and great architectural features.
Listen to its voice on "Andrew Jackson, Go Back Home" on the BHO jukebox by Mary Cox.
A free MP3 of MARY COX playing "Chickens Crowin' At Midnight" on this banjo is available from from her website.
Here's the Wunder Banjo page:
http://wunderbanjo.com for more description of this model