Clifford Essex Paragon 19 Fret Tenor Banjo with Hard Shell Case - Commission Sale
Very good example of the highly sought after tenor banjo from Clifford Essex. The 'Paragon' is one of the the most popular tenor banjo used by many of the top Irish banjo players over the years and is on many players bucket list. This particular banjo has been owned by the current owner for over 50 years. Hardly any fretwear at all but some warping and light cosmetic damage to the resonator. The green felting has been added to cushion the flange and compliment the Irish look! Fitted with Grover Acousticraft bridge, new Remo smooth top head and strings and an Eaglemusic full setup. Supplied in a hard case. Commission Sale
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Clifford Essex 'Paragon' 19 Fret Tenor Banjo Features
- Maple and mahogany pot construction.
- 28 bracket hooks and nuts
- Maple and Rosewood spliced 3 piece neck
- Maple Resonator.
- Ebony fingerboard
- Ivroid Binding with side dots
- Paragon shield inlay on headstock
- Rear facing eccentric geared tuners
- Nickel plated armrest
- Remo white smooth top head
- Grover Acoustricraft ebony/bone insert bridge
- Clifford essex adjustable tailpiece
Finish: Natural Satin
Case/Gig Bag: Ozark 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.
In 1903 he founded BMG magazine, an acronym for Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar which is still being published in England.
4 String Banjo
Number of Strings
Used - (Vintage)
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