- Excellent Condition
- Year: circa 1925
- Includes Original Hard Shell Case
Without question, this is the finest Epiphone Banjo ukulele we have ever seen, likely ordered by and made specifically for NYC based musician Jack Dorkin. Highly appointed, the banjo features gold-plated metal parts (fancily engraved tension hoop, outer skirt), with archtop tonering; rosewood rim w/ pearwood rim cap; the resonator is trimmed with marquetry, with a tiger maple interior back, and rosewood veneer exterior; former owner's name scratched on interior of rez.; lovely painted corner panel of a sailboat in the setting sun with "JD" crest above; finish checking is present throughout and a small repaired crack to outer resonator wall; the instrument has the original Epiphone bridge. The five piece neck is also rosewood, with interior laminations; lovely heel carving; the ebony fingerboard has a 14" scale length with diamond inlays on the board; original frets in great shape; 1-5/16" nut width; fancy pearl inlay on peghead overlay; equipped with original gold-plated Grover Two-Tab tuners. Included is the original hard case with much ephemera including a 1925 post card, Jack Dorkin unsent postcard, hand-written lead sheets, and large poster (in tattered condition).
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