Wm. L. Lange Paramount Style A Plectrum Banjo 1920s

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Music Manor Lansing MI
Lansing, MI, United States
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(Note: This is a Plectrum, not a Tenor banjo. Generally, it features the same longer scale length as a five-string, minus the fifth string.)

Aside from one newer arm rest bracket screw and one or two bracket hook nuts, it is 100% original - tuning machines, tailpiece, hooks, arm rest, inlay, etc. There is some minor finish wear on the back of the neck and on the peghead overlay along with a few scratches and nicks on the maple resonator, etc. - all consistent with age and use. No cracks or signs of repair. No abuse or improper storage evident; just pure, legit vintage vibe.

We just had our shop luthier fit and place a new Grover bridge, adjust the neck angle, and seat and level several of the original bar frets. It is ready to play!

This instrument will ship in a brand new Gator GC-BANJO-XL ABS hard case.

The Wm L. Lange Paramount Style A Plectrum Banjo features a maple rim, maple resonator, and a 3-piece maple neck with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. It comes equipped with a Paramount tailpiece, and archtop tone ring. It's fully decked out with the highest end appointments to set this banjo apart from others that were available at the time. Hand built in were built in the mid to late 1920s in New York City, NY, and were built to stand the test of time. almost 100 years later, this one is ready to perform for another 100 years.


11-5/16" maple rim

19-fret Brazilian rosewood fretboard with candystripe binding inlay on 3-piece maple neck

Slotted diamonds-and-squares fretboard inlay

Fancy pearl headstock inlay

Paramount tailpiece and archtop tone ring

Later offset pancake tuners

Dowel stick

24 brackets

~22-3/4" scale

~1-3/16" nut width

Order now and pick up in store today, or get speedy delivery to anywhere in the US. All Certified USED and Certified VINTAGE items are guaranteed to be functional unless otherwise noted, and are professionally serviced and maintained right here in Lansing, MI by our in house technicians. Only available at Music Manor!

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed3 days ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more

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