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For Sale or Trade: 1970's Alvarez Montana Five Star 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN

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1970's Alvarez Montana Five Star 5 string Banjo MADE IN JAPAN.  Includes Hardshell Case.  CALL TODAY 404-372-5482.

$1599

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1970's Alvarez Montana Five Star 5 string Banjo 

This is an ultra rare 1970's Alvarez Montana Banjo that was Made in Japan.  This has been fully inspected and set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta Georgia.

ALL OF OUR SALES INCLUDE A 7 DAY FULL SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

Description

Japanese Banjo Builders had very high quality standards in the 1970's and were actually making Banjos that were superior to their American competition at the time.  This banjo was top of the line for the Alvarez line and is not only an attractive banjo this is a great playing and beautiful sounding banjo as well.

This has a thick shell with a rosewood resonator and a maple neck.  The fretboard is rosewood with a custom dots and x's inlay pattern.  The hardware is gold and that includes a full size tone ring and a 2 piece flange.  This has the original engraved armrest and tailpiece as well which are nice touches.  There is checkerboard binding on each side of the neck and the lip of the resonator which also is a nice touch.  This is a beautiful banjo that really captures the bright bluegrass banjo twang that so many players love.  This also includes a vintage hardshell case.

Condition

The Banjo is in great shape but the tone ring and tension hoop have worn pretty seriously.  Basically all of the Gold has worn off of the tone ring and tension hoop.  The Gold Flange is still really clean as is the armrest.  The tailpiece has a touch of wear but is also still in good shape.

The finish on the neck and resonator looks great and the fretboard is clean with clean frets.  This has no spikes or 5th string capo and never has.  If you take off the resonator you can see that someone scratched their phone number into the shell.  That is on the inside and would never be seen if the resonator never comes off.  This is an overall clean banjo with a case that is also clean.

Set Up

This has been professionally set up at the Banjo Warehouse.  This has a new Remo frosted head which is set to 90 on a drum dial.  The bridge is set with correct intonation.  The strings are new Huber Truetone .10 gauge strings and the action feels great!!  This is a great playing banjo that is bright with some great volume.

These old Japanese Banjos have a following and you can check out Vintage Banjos Made in Japan on Facebook to find a group of people that love these!!

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Price: $1,599.00 USD

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Posted By: Banjowarehouse_com

United States, 2947 East Point Street, Atlanta, GA, 30344

Contact Info: 4043725482

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Excellent Condition

More Info on this Banjo

Type: 5-String Resonator

Brand: Alvarez

Ad Status: Active, #85149

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