Here’s a rare original 5-string banjo from the Paramount Company. Other than the upgraded geared fifth string peg, head and bridge, this banjo is completely original. The ornate inlaid fiddle shaped peghead features the Paramount logo with engraved mother of pearl, and banners stating "Wm. Lange" and "Style C". The rosewood fretboard features engraved mother-of-pearl inlays of roses, angels and flying birds.The mahogany neck and resonator have 2 concentric rings of marquetry and a center stripe of maple. The heel is elaborately carved.
Paramount banjos usually sound thin, piercing top end but this one has a much sweeter, balanced tone overall with plenty of power in the mid-range. This is an opportunity to own a collectable, gorgeously appointed rare original "golden age" 5-string banjo with a great sound.
$3850 with new hard case
note: Because of recent changes in shipping policies of the USPS, we can only ship within the U.S.