Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

FOR SALE: Made by Jeff Kangas from Detroit. Maple neck and pot are stained dark with aqua fortis and have been given a hand rubbed oil finish from a 19th century formula. Hand bent pot is 12 1/4 inches in diameter, 3 inches deep and 1/4 inch thick. Scooped neck measures 18 3/4 inches from nut to edge of pot and is 23 3/4 inches in overall length. Scale length is 25 - 26 inches depending where you place the bridge. Neck is 1 3/8 inches wide at the nut, 2 1/4 inches wide at the chanterelle, and 2 1/4 inches wide at body. Natural calfskin head. Rosewood pegs, nut and tailpiece.

$575.00.  Free Shipping in U.S.     30 day money back guarantee.  Pay return shipping.  

You really need to possess and live with a Minstrel Banjo first.

See gallery of photos to look it over, and listen to a post of me playing it. This one breaks the cycle of Boucher style, and can be found in the Banjo Database from which Jeff Kangas carefully got it. Contact me personally for information/questions.


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I cannot find the original in the Banjo Database now. I think that site is undergoing a change.


Someone got a deal!

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