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This is a medium quality tenor banjo with a cast aluminum frame and a wing nut connected wooden resonator.  Mother of pearl inlay on the headstock and position markers.  Possible pear wood or similar fine grained wood fingerboard (not ebonized), original tuners, tailpiece, frets and adjustment screws and nuts.  The original skin head had tear and I replaced it with a Remo "Elite" fiber over nylon head.

Work done:   I cleaned the fretboard, cleaned the cast tone ring, tightened the tuners and replaced the damaged head.  


Tenor banjo's don't generally bring high dollars unless they're fancy. This is a solid entry level tenor banjo.  A good player with a vintage vibe for a someone interested in exploring tenor banjo without breaking the bank.

1930’s Gretsch “American” Tenor Banjo

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