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Grundy Custom “Flintriver” Banjo

Grundy “Flintriver” Custom “Indian Chief” Maple 5 String Banjo - New - Laurie Grundy of Missouri is making some of the finest traditional banjos in modern times and this is another example of his outstanding work. Based on the highly regarded 30’s era sound and construction, he hit’s the “nail on the head” with that deep warm punchy tone and projection along with the finest materials and inlay work that can be found. All the notes flow sweetly from this instrument and is effortless in playability. Extremely flamed Maple resonator & neck, Grundy 20 hole tone ring, Grundy one piece flange, finish on the tension hoop, tone ring & flange are bell brass and not gold plated, Maple one piece rim with one glue joint, 5/8’’ Maple bridge with Ebony insert, gold Presto traditional tailpiece, triple bound resonator & Ebony fingerboard, gold tuners with Pearloid buttons, intricate detailed “Indian Chief” full head dress in center of peghead along with swirled designs as well as fingerboard inlays to match. Another one-of-a-kind with beauty, rarity, sound & playability. We recommend you try one of these before you purchase any higher end instrument. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 227

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New - Another exquisite instrument from Laurie Grundy of Missouri that is built on the 30’s golden era. Extremely flamed Maple resonator & neck, Grundy 20 hole bell bronze tone ring, Grundy one piece flange, bell bronze tension hoop & tone ring, not gold plated, Maple 3ply steamed rim, 5/8’’ Maple bridge with Ebony insert, brass Presto traditional tailpiece, brass armrest, triple bound resonator & Ebony fingerboard, gold tuners with Ebony buttons, intricate detailed peghead inlay of Confederate battle flag and the head of Stonewall Jackson under it. Between the 11th and 12th fret you will find another battle flag with a rifle inlaid in pearl. All inlays on the headstock and fingerboard, are exquisitely hand cut from finest quality shell, abalone, nickel and copper. Here is another example of open warm tone with tremendous power along with an wonderful smooth playing comfortable neck. These are some of the finest banjos that can be obtained today and we urge you to “play before to pay.” Another one of a kind instrument from Grundy. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: s256

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Grundy “Flintriver” Custom “Confederate Solider” Maple

New - This is an example of a one of a kind instrument with incredible sound and historical value. Built on the 30’s highly desirable era with extremely flamed Maple resonator & neck, Grundy 20 hole tone ring, Grundy one piece flange, and tension hoop are all bell brass and not gold plated, Maple 3ply steamed rim, 5/8’’ Maple bridge with Ebony insert, Presto traditional brass tailpiece & armrest, triple bound resonator & Ebony fingerboard, gold tuners with Ebony buttons, intricate detailed peghead inlay of Confederate Solider with 2 flags one on the left is the second national flag of the Confederacy known as the “stainless banner” and the one on the right is National Macon Guards North Carolina 22nd Regiment. The writing around the star says May 20th 1775 To May 20th 1861. The 12th Fret Inlay is the CSS Virginia, the first steam powered Ironclad of the Confederate Navy. All inlays on the headstock and fingerboard, are exquisitely hand cut from finest quality shell, abalone, nickel and copper. The sound of this instrument is very impressive with that deep bouncy vintage tone and is extremely powerful in delivery, lingering sustain, and quick easy playing comfortable neck. A magnificent instrument any way you look at it or play it and will not be forgotten. May we suggest you “look & play before you leap.” Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: s257

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