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Thread: FS or FT: Antique 1920s Custom Painted Deluxe Stromberg-Voisinet Banjolele

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    Default FS or FT: Antique 1920s Custom Painted Deluxe Stromberg-Voisinet Banjolele

    For Sale: fellow UU'er pricing is $500 includes shipping to CONUS... open to international
    Contact: erikschanconsulting@gmail.com

    Pics can be seen at: https://reverb.com/item/37422303-rar...ntent=37422303

    Rare, custom painted antique 1920s deluxe Stromberg-Voisinet long neck soprano banjolele comes with hand painted one piece flange/resonator and original carrying case. The beautiful hand painted American river valley scene by an unknown artist gives this banjolele a mysterious depth that sets it apart from all other banjos and ukes. This gorgeous banjolele is an art piece that has a story to tell and will turn heads with its classic Americana look and sound.

    More pics, sound demo vids - https://drive.google.com/folderview?...etwMV4geV1L6IG

    The playability of this banjo uke is superb for somebody who enjoys a soprano-concert scale ukulele. Scale length is 14 inches, action is low, volume is LOUD and amplified away from the player by the flange/resonator. Sound is gold - even renowned luthier Aaron Keim from Bean Sprout has said that there is not much he has done to make improvements over vintage banjoleles as stated in his comparison video:
    https://youtu.be/mESCz8Bhyc4 (note my banjolele is not the same vintage model being compared, but IMHO is of higher quality and better equipped)

    This banjolele is approximately 100+ years old and may increase in value overtime. Ideally, it will find its home with a true collector who will also appreciate and bring out the true beauty of its sound.

    Comes with original hard case that is in useable condition if you aren't traveling with it - missing a section of its lip on the bottom portion of the top cover where one of the buckles would be. Still has two functioning buckles in the middle and upper portion.

    Long neck soprano scale - 14 inches from nut to bridge

    Dark cherry stained mahagony neck

    Signature Stromberg-Voisinet headstock design with pearl inlaid diamond logo

    Friction tuners

    Pearl inlaid dot fret markers at 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th frets with dual dots at 7th and 12th frets signifying this as one of the higher end models of the time

    1.25 inch width neck width at nut, 1 7/16ths inches wide at 15th fret

    8.25 inch dark cherry stained maple pot

    Synthetic velum banjo head

    Custom maple bridge

    16 tension hooks

    Signature Stromberg-Voisinet checkered marquetry around bottom of pot

    Hand painted, detachable solid mahogany resonator with one piece flange

    Original "Wilson Bros Mfg Co" seal on inside of resonator

    Strung with re-entrant gCEA Aquila Reds Nylguts (in vids)

    Comes with extra Aquila Nylgut Set GgCEA (shown in pics)

    *Disclaimer: The information provided is presented as accurately as possible. Some has been sourced from the Internet (such as Lardy's Ukulele Database) to the best of my research. I do not guarantee the authenticity or accuracy of any of the information provided. Please contact me directly if you feel any information needs to be corrected. Pricing based upon current valuations of similar quality brands / banjoleles of that time period from online marketplaces like Piccolo Place and Reverb.
    Last edited by roastbeast; 05-15-2021 at 04:21 PM. Reason: Added link to Beansprout Comparison Video

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    Who wants to give this classy lady a new home?

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    Updated description with link to vids. Now strung with Aquila Red banjolele strings.

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    Still avail. Price reduced to $450. Will include new padded gig bag too.

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    Sold. Mahalo FB Ukulele Marketplace.

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