make / manufacturer: Pirles model name / number: Vintage Closed Back Banjo
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Beautiful Vintage 5-String Pirles Banjo up for grabs! This banjo looks and sounds just beautiful. It's got a ton of character the way a tried and true authentic vintage instrument should!
I don't think this is a standard size 5-string banjo. The neck feels a little longer than a normal banjo. It has a scale length of 28" inches and total length of approximately 39" inches. I am not sure what tuning this is designed for.
The finish on the back of the body is cracking, giving a beautiful and authentic vintage finish look. There is also a large scratch across the back of the body (see pictures).
There are some dents and dings in the head (see pictures). If this is a problem you would have to replace the head.
This banjo will probably need to be setup for optimal play. There is a string missing and it probably needs new strings anyway.
There is no strap mount on body near the neck where there is normally one, it looks like it was removed.
As pointed out in the pictures, the 9th fret is poking out at the top of the neck a very tiny bit (pointed out by an arrow in the pictures). It's only poking up a tiny bit, maybe a couple of millimeters, but I wanted to mention it and make that clear.
Price is for the banjo only, case is not included.
Feel free to message me with any questions! Thanks for looking.
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