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Ludwig Riviera Plectrum Banjo (1920s)

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$500 USD

This Ludwig plectrum banjo needs some work to get it back in top playing condition. Walnut neck and resonator. Metal pot with integral flange and tone ring. NO CASE. VGC except needs (heat straighten neck, dress frets, etc. - plays okay - sold AS-IS).

SN 2317
VGC *(see below)
Natural finish
2-piece walnut neck with dowel stick
5-piece center strip of maple / ebony
Matching heel cap
Headstock overlay features "RIVIERA" and "Ludwig" logos, plus floral inlays
Planet tuners with pearl buttons
Ivoroid-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl slotted diamond inlays
Walnut resonator with dual concentric purfling lines on back
Edge of resonator features ivoroid binding and fancy wood marquetry
Resonator has been refinished
Metal rim with integral flange and tone ring
26 bracket hooks and grooved tension hoop
~10-3/4" head
"Ludwig U.S.A." (Kershner) tailpiece stamped "PAT. 12-29-14" and "5-9-16"
Ludwig "hotdog" armrest (mounts need repair)
1-1/8" nut, ~26-7/8" scale
*VGC except needs (heat straighten neck, dress frets, etc. - plays okay - sold AS-IS)