Five-String Banjo

Bruno banjo made by Rettberg & Lange probably around 1910 or so.

Mahogany neck with distinctive Lange heel-carving. Minor playing wear. Fancy shell inlays. Heavy-duty maple rim with large hoop tone-ring.

Some restoration and repairs done in the 1960's or '70's: repaired crack around 4th string tuner; repaired hairline crack next to 5th peg, bit of rim capping repair.

Neck has a bit of a forward bow, but the action is quite low and very playable. Skin head; Original tuners replaced long ago with 1960's era Elton geared pegs.

Presumably original Elite tailpiece. Modern chip-board case.

 

Index: 

10 175

Maker: 

Bruno

Case: 

ssc

Condition: 

VG-Exc.

Serial: 

None

Year: 

ca. 1910

Price: 

$495.00

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