Looking to sell or trade my "Rochester" banjo purchased from Bernunzio Uptown Music about 5 years ago or so. One of 5 or 6 known to exist. Really fun banjo to play and a beautiful instrument to hang on the wall. More details from Bernunzio below.
Purchased for $2495, price reduced to $2000.
Regarding trades, I would be interested in a bunch of ideas.... 00 or smaller bodied guitar, a fretless openback, a resonator banjo, even an electric jazz bass (or interesting precision or other cool electric)...
I'm in Hillsdale NY, happy to meet halfway in the Hudson Valley, Western Mass, CT. or Upstate NY. Let me know if you'd like more pics emailed.
From Bernunzio's original listing: " Just when we thought we had seen the last of the "Rochester" banjos, another exciting example has surfaced. Black painted neck (similar to previous examples). replaced ebony fingerboard, replaced nut, tailpiece, bridge. Large 13-3/4" single-lap Brazilian Rosewood rim. Very innovative reverse screw, locking tuners with patent stamps "HYDE'S PATENT January 13, 1885, replaced tuner buttons on peghead. Very Good Condition. Included is the original wooden case."