Stromberg Marimba

  • Excellent + Condition
  • Year: circa 1930s
  • Includes Hard Shell Case


Rare banjo made by brothers Charles & Elmer Stromberg. This banjo features a highly innovative "cuppertone" tonering, which was patented in 1928. Heavy 11" rim with clear head, making the multi-level tone ring easy to see. Bound 19 fret mahogany neck with 23" scale, ebony fretboard with fancy pearl inlays/engraving including a few birds. Mahogany resonator in excellent condition with marquetry triple-center stripes. Outfitted with large Grover pancake tuners, Farquar bridge, Kershner Unique tailpiece. Minimal playing/fret wear present, in overall excellent condition, very small chunk of flange has broken off in four-o'clock position.

See photos for original patent art.


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