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Clifford Essex Concert Grand Plectrum Banjo **SOLD**

  • £1,350.00

**SOLD** Circa 1930's, very playable Clifford Essex Concert Grand Plectrum Openback Banjo from the glory days of the plectrum banjo. Excellent punchy tone with a nice low action. Features Whyte Ladye tone ring, 28 Bracket hooks and nuts with bracket band, ebony fingerboard, decorative mother of pearl headstock inlay and side dot markers. Hardly any fretwear at all. See below for more details
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 Clifford Essex Concert Grand Plectrum Openback Banjo Features

  • Maple and Rosewood pot construction
  • 24 Bracket shoes
  • 24 Round Hooks and Round nuts
  • Whyte Ladye tone ring
  • Chrome plated bracket band
  • Scalloped knotched and plated tension hoop
  • Maple spliced 1 piece neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Ebony heelpcap with MOP inlay
  • Mother of pear side dots
  • Clifford essex shield inlay in headstock
  • Rear facing friction tuners (Original eccentric geared tuners included)
  • Remo Smooth top head
  • 2 footed 1/2 " maple /ebony tipped bridge
  • Clifford essex tailpiece

Individual Serial Number: No

Tuning: CGBD but can be tuned to other tunings

Finish: Natural Satin

Case/Gig Bag: Original case included but in very poor condition. 

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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Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DHL Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DHL do not collect from us at the Weekend.

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Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

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Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

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