John F. Luscomb 1893 Patent Grade 4

  • Very Good + Condition
  • Year: 1895
  • No Case
  • Serial #: 1439


Rare presentation grade banjo by John F. Luscomb, an esteemed banjoist and composer who designed several banjo models that were some of the highest quality instruments to leave the Thompson & Odell Co. of Boston; "America's Instrument"-Bollman/Gura. this is a glitzed up version of the 1893 patent tone ring banjo; fully spun rim, wooden interior wall, large rolled tube with beveled wooden edge that connects to head. Pot measures 11-1/8" across and has a nice Elite tailpiece; dowel stick has stamps and plaque with patent neck adjustment hardwear (small chunk missing near heel); engraved tension hoop, and rim. The mahogany neck has a 27" scale length, with typical pearl inlay pattern, with later frets (some pitting). Some wear present on back of neck, including finish chips on back; later tuners. Notable forward relief present, but plays well with nylon strings.

Was: $1949.00

Now Only: $1499.00

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