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Luscomb 1893 Open Back 5-String

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Vintage Luscomb 1893 banjo, upgraded with geared tuners. In excellent condition.

-12" pot (consequently, an 18-fret neck)
-Remo frosted head
-Mahogany neck with V profile, original lacquer finish in ex condition
-Fretboard, heel, and pegheads, oiled ebony
-Fingerboard inlays: mother-of-pearl
-No Knot Tailpiece
-Nut width: 1 3/8 inches
-Scale length: 26 5/8 inches
-Original hooks, nuts, shoes, and screws
-Mahogany inner rim, which the head sits on, with an exterior metal
sleeve, and some metal also on the inside.
-Low-profile arm guard
-Five-Star geared tuners, with hand-carved ebony knobs---looks vintage, but has the modern tuning advantage, with no friction slippage
-Nylgut Strings currently, but can handle metal
-1/2 inch Grover bridge
-Very lightweight, compared to my Vega Tubaphone
-Set up with pretty high action
-Hardshell case

This is a beautiful, mellow-sounding vintage banjo, with excellent intonation. It has been my choice for years when I needed to back up a single fiddle. I have made a lot of good memories on this! I hate to sell it, but I succumbed to the charms of an intricately-carved Carolina Banjo, and find that this one is finally collecting dust (and now I own five, which takes me one over the spousal limit!) This has pretty high action, and I am not sure how much it could be lowered, so just a head's up if you prefer your action really low.

I will send more photos upon request. The pot construction is hard to describe.

$1,100 plus shipping

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Category: Banjos
Ad Number 147588
Posted: Nov 28, 2019 08:18 PM CDT

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Margaret Black

Duanesburg NY 12056-2307
United States

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