For Sale:1929 Weymann Tenor Banjo
Rare 1929 Weymann Tenor Banjo. 4 string Weymann Style 85 Model Tenor Banjo (1929), made in Philadelphia, PA, natural lacquer with decal applique finish, laminated walnut neck and resonator, rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case.
This Weymann Style 85 is one of the “integral rim/resonator” models that made up the company’s lower priced but still professional-grade line in the late 1920′s. The neck is two-piece walnut with a center ebony centerstripe and a single-bound rosewood fingerboard inlaid with shaped pearl. Ivoroid bound 19 fret rosewood fingerboard.The headstock overlay carries a “Weymann” logo of individually inlaid celluloid letters. The resonator is walnut with wide celluloid binding on the both edges and marquetry-style decal purfling and rosette, later pancake -style tuners with white plastic buttons.
Overall length is 34 1/4 in. , 11 in. diameter head, and 2 3/4 in. in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 23 in. (584 mm.). Width of nut is 1 1/8 in. (29 mm.). Generally Excellent Condition.
Sold as is.
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