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Levi Brown Banjo c. 1858

 

 

$2400


26 inch scale length
with the bridge in the middle of the head  cherry neck with maple inlay on a rosewood fingerboard

Waverly geared tuners with a rosewood tailpiece

*Extras:

Fitted hard-shell case....add $100
Synthetic head....no charge

With nlay on fingerboard and ladder banding on rim...add $400

 

 





Rhiannon Giddens "Julie"

Levi Brown was a contemporary of William E. Boucher Jr. also making banjos in  Baltimore, Maryland in the mid 19th Century



The brass shield brackets, hooks and nuts are copied from the original L. Brown banjo in the collection
of
Stan Werbin

Curly cherry veneer over a 12" x 3.25" maple rim with Premium calfskin head from Jeff Stern.