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For Sale: 1893 - 94 LION 5 STRING OPEN BACK

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This is a very unique banjo with several advanced and patented features such as a tunneled 5th string tuner, Flush frets, and a yolk mounted neck. Rather than mount the neck directly to the pot, it is mounted on a cast brass yolk which allows adjusting the neck angle as well as height. The pot hoop is also hollow which hides the tension hook fasteners as well as providing a resonant chamber. The flush fret design predates Van Epps by several decades and is well executed . It has a new skin head and NylGut strings. Lion banjo production was launched during the 1893 recession/depression & only lasted a year. I would call the condition as very good with very minor dings to the wood, and some of the nickel plating worn off in a few places. The frets are quite good with the top 3 showing some minor wear. It has a "tubby" deeper sound , but is not loud. Metal strings would change the sound considerably. There is no case , but it will be robustly packaged.





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Price: $1,200.00 USD

Shipping: Shipping should be about $60.00

Posted By: Im banjobruce

United States, 6470 Mt MADONNA Rd, Gilroy, CA, 95020

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Very Good Condition

Type: 4-String

Brand: LION - (Middlebrooke)

Ad Status: Active, #76689

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