Levi Brown Banjo c. 1858





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

Fitted hard-shell case..........add $100

With inlay on fingerboard and ladder banding on rim...add $600




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