The banjo pictured is the actual banjo you will receive!
At The Farm, we take actual pictures of each instrument and make sure they are fully set-up and ready to play before we ship them. Each instrument goes through a multi-point inspection, followed by a set-up process by our in-house tech staff. We then photograph each instrument with high-quality equipment in our on-site photography studio. We know that details like wood grain and color finishes can vary, so we want you to be able to see, to the best of our ability, exactly what you will be receiving.
This process takes over an hour for each instrument - from inspection to pictures. We care about the instrument we put into your hands! Rest assured your banjo was not just plucked off of a shelf and drop-shipped to you from a warehouse without care.
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This is a mid-late 20s "Stella" made by Oscar Schmidt (of blues parlor guitar fame) in New Jersey. It's a very simple instrument and the build, aside from the turned resonator, is almost identical to 1880s-1900s instruments rather than the average 1920s build. This means it has a thin, lightweight Maple rim with no tone ring and a simple friction-set neck brace. The rim design gives this instrument a woody, round, mellower tone compared to the typical mid-20s zing and pop. It behaves more like an old-time 5-string banjo though the resonator certainly pushes the volume right out front. Waverly "Cloud" mandolin-style tailpiece. Maple rim, Birch resonator, and Poplar neck. The nut looks like bone but it's actually celluloid. The resonators are turned and have an elegant "swooping" shape to their inside. Elegant design on headstock and beautiful floral decal design on back.
This is a vintage instrument and although it has been properly cared for, it does have some wear and signs of use that are comparable to a 100 year old instrument. Our pictures do accurately portray the true condition of this instrument, please take a moment and look them over before purchasing.
- Brand: Stella
- Actual Weight: 3lbs 5oz
- Scale Length: 21 Inches
- Number of Frets: 17
- Body Shape: Banjo
- Body Wood: Birch
- Neck Wood: Poplar
- Nut Width: 1 1/8 Inches
- Orientation: Right Handed
- Cutaway: No
- Built in Electronics: No
- Case Type: Chipboard Case
*For your protection all purchases over $99 will be shipped signature required.
You are buying a quality instrument made of wood. Each instrument goes thorough a pre-shipment inspection to ensure you are getting a great quality instrument. However, please keep in mind when instruments are shipped they can endure temperature changes as well as doing the "shipper shuffle" and therefore minor adjustments may be needed to set up the instrument to your personal preferences after receiving it.
Included in your shipment will be instructions on care and maintenance.
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