Clifford Essex Paragon Plectrum Banjo with Hard Shell Case - Commission Sale

Paragon front
  • Paragon front
  • Paragon headstock
  • Paragon badges
  • Paragon Inside
  • Paragon Tailpiece
  • Paragon back
  • paragon Resonator
  • Paragon bridge
  • £2,449.00

Early 1900's Clifford Essex Paragon Plectrum Banjo in original condition. Serial Number 1658. Supplied with fitted strap and in a Gator hard shell case. See below for details.
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  • Description
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 Clifford Essex Paragon Plectrum Banjo Features

  • Maple and mahogany pot construction with checquered inly pattern.
  • 22 Top tension style bolts
  • Maple and Rosewood spliced 3 piece neck
  • Maple Resonator with checquered inlay pattern
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Ivroid Binding with side dots
  • Paragon inlay on headstock
  • Rear facing planetary tuners
  • Bone armrest
  • Wite frosted top head
  • Clifford essex maple /ebony tipped bridge
  • Clifford essex adjustable tailpiece
  • String Mute
  • Strap locks fitted to the top and bottom of the resonator. 
  • Leather strap included

Individual Serial Number: 1658

Tuning: DGBE but can be tuned standard plaectrum CGBD

Finish: Natural Satin

Case/Gig Bag: Gator Resonator banjo hard case

More information about Clifford essex

Clifford Essex (1869 – c1946) was an English banjoist, music teacher, and musical instrument manufacturer, during the Victorian and Edwardian era's
Essex established his own firm in Piccadilly, London in 1900, originally as Clifford Essex And Co, the company that would eventuate into a private entity under varying titles, existing until 1977. The Company was revived after a long hiatus in 2007, by former employee and prominent Banjoist Clem Vickery. Essex manufactured banjos and mandolins, wrote books on playing the banjos, performed in various bands, in particular "The Clifford Essex Banjo Band", described as a Banjo Orchestra and gave music lessons in London from 1883 until his death around 1946.[1]

In 1903 he founded BMG magazine, an acronym for Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar which is still being published in England.


Delivery & Returns

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