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river_driver
08-06-2014, 12:39 PM
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Selling my mid-'60's Kay-built (in Chicago) Silvertone tenor banjo, with original case.

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Please note, this is not a tenor-ukulele-scale banjolele. This is a 23 inch scale, steel strung, 4-string banjo. It is tuned linear DGBE (aka "Chicago tuning") so I figure it might appeal to some of the baritone uke enthusiasts out there.

I bought this a few months ago from Jake Wildwood. You can read his complete description of it here:
http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2014/04/c1965-kay-made-silvertone-resonator.html
Condition is as it was when I bought it, except the strings are grungier now!

$175 shipped, US only please, payment by Paypal. now REDUCED TO $160 shipped (Oct. 5)

igorthebarbarian
08-06-2014, 04:39 PM
Good deal. Jake does fantastic work

igorthebarbarian
08-09-2014, 07:29 AM
Riverdriver how is this as a strummer? (And Bump for you)

river_driver
08-09-2014, 10:37 AM
It's a great strummer (which incidentally is the extent of my banjar skills). I'm a bit torn about selling this actually, as I'm a geek for all things Silvertone, and it is a nice player. But I think banjo will never be more than an idle diversion for me, and I'm trying to focus my energies on uke (and to a lesser extent, guitar). So I think I'd rather have it go to someone who will play the heck out of it, rather than me only playing it for 20 minutes a month.

BTW there is a sound sample in the Antebellum link, but apparently it doesn't show up in some browsers.

Thanks for the bump, Igor!

river_driver
08-16-2014, 07:24 AM
Bump. To the top. Feel free to float me trade offers. Doo-dah, doo-dah.

river_driver
09-29-2014, 08:43 AM
Haven't bumped this in a while. Must be time.

Edit to add: I just noticed the original pictures I posted have gone off into the ether. I will have to look for them and repost them to prove I really do have the banjo in my possession; but JW's pics are much, MUCH better than mine (as is his description of the instrument).

river_driver
10-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Bump with a price drop to $160 shipped US.

river_driver
10-19-2014, 09:28 AM
...and another bump!

igorthebarbarian
10-22-2014, 04:58 PM
Sold - I'll take it - PM Sent.

river_driver
10-24-2014, 10:06 AM
Sold. On its way to a new home in the wild wild west.