BANJOPLACE Rodenbach

Das Banjo, insbesondere das Tenorbanjo, spielte in den 1920-iger Jahren eine wichtige Rolle im Jazz und ist für mich die rhythmische Seele des Dixieland. Auch in Deutschland gab es seit Mitte der 1950iger Jahre etliche Firmen, die Banjos herstellten und vertrieben. Bekannte Hersteller waren z.B. Framus, Höfner und Klira.

Im Rahmen meines Projektes „BANJOPLACE Rodenbach“ befasse ich mich mit der Optimierung und dem An- und Verkauf von gebrauchten Saiteninstrumenten, insbesondere von alten Banjos und Gitarren.

Bei Interesse an einem der beschriebenen Instrumente nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt per email auf (starz-rodenbach@t-online.de). Testen und anspielen nach Voranmeldung jederzeit möglich.

FRAMUS guitar banjo, vintage, early 1960ies, from the early DIXIE Series, Ser. Nr. 17353 (barely readable). This banjo is in very good condition and was completely renovated, with a new dowel stick (by banjo luthier PENDENNIS, Schoenkirchen/Kiel) and new original FRAMUS  vintage tuners, new black REMO head (11 1/8 inches, ebony), new strings (D‘Addario EXL 110) and a new 3-legged bridge  (height 5/8 „). Headstock covered with red celluloid, FRAMUS golden metal logo, rosewood  fretboard, 19 frets,  low fretwear. One piece metal pot with archtop design. The plating is rough in some areas (see fotos). Resonator back was refinished in black.  Low string action, can be easily adjusted for slide work, great vintage FRAMUS sound. – 399 EUR (Plus shipping costs: 30 EUR within EU, 45 EUR to UK, 10 EUR within DE).

FRAMUS Tenor Banjo, Standard 200 series, type No. 6/274, Ser no. 43868 68K, made in oct 1968, very good condition, banjo was cleaned, polished and newly set up. Narrow mahagony neck with rosewood fretboard, very low fretwear,  standard metal band tone ring, ornamented aluminum flanges and arm rest, wooden resonator, original FRAMUS head (size 11 1/8 inch) and two legged bridge, tension ring with 18 screws and steel hooks, tenor tuning (C G D A, new strings, size 32-24-12-10, ball end). A crack in the heel was professionally repaired by banjo luthier PENDENNIS, Schoenkirchen (Kiel) and is hardly visible now. Great banjo for jazz and irish music. 429 EUR – Plus shipping costs (30 EUR within EU, 45 EUR to UK, 10 EUR within DE). // SOLD

FRAMUS Tenorbanjo DIXI Modell, 1966, neues REMO Fell, neue Brücke, zzgl Versandkosten – 279 EUR – VERKAUFT

FRAMUS Ukulele Banjo, vintage 1962, Ser. Nr. 10370 A62  (hergestellt im Januar 1962), Rarität – Sopranukulele mit 7 Zoll Kessel, komplett renoviert und original. Lediglich die Schraube zum Befestigen des Resonators musste ausgetauscht werden. Mensur ca. 34,7 cm, Spannring mit vier Spannschrauben (an der Kesselseite befestigt), Kessel mit rotem Zelluloid beschichtet, Originalfell (Polyester, Rückseite beschichtet), schwarzer Holzresonator zum Aufschrauben, auch open-back zu verwenden. Spielbereit eingestellt mit Aquila New Nylgut Saiten (Stimmung G‘ – C – E – A ), schöner und klarer vintage Klang. – 229 EUR – VERKAUFT

Framus Guitar Banjo, vintage 6-string TEXAN Model, Ser Nr 13104 75 M, made in dec 1975, cleaned and refurbished, in original condition except for the new black REMO head (11 1/8 inches, ebony) and new strings (size 010 – 046), rosewood fretboard, Ni-plated metal flanges. Some signs of wear/scratches at the lower resonator side. Very low freatwear, set up with low string action, ready for playing, nice clear banjo sound. Comes with padded black gig bag.  Plus shipping costs (10 EUR within GER, 30 EUR within EU) – 349 EUR – SOLD

FRAMUS Tenor banjo, vintage 1966, from the late Dixie Series (Type 6/74). Ser. No. 7540 66B (made in feb 1966). The banjo is in very good condition but has some dents and marks due to it’s age. Cloudy REMO head (size 11 1/8 inches), new ½ inch maple bridge and new strings (size 32-24-12-10, ball end). Slim mahagony neck with rosewood fingerboard, one piece nickel plated metal pot with archtop construction, the plating shows some dark spots (see fotos), tension ring with 18 screws. Straight neck without cracks, low fretwear, original Stratotone tailpiece with FRAMUS imprint. Set up in tenor tuning (CGDA), however also suitable for Irish tuning. Low string action, great vintage sound. – 299 EUR – SOLD
Plus shipment costs (10 EUR within DE, 30 EUR within EU).

DOBRO Resophonic guitar, model „The Rose“ , made in 1979 (from the OMI period). Brass body with chrome plating, single cone, spider bridge, flower ornaments on front and back, round neck, 14 frets to body, new GROVER tuners (1:1 replacements), very good condition, no dents or scratches, great sound, comes with Hard shell case, plus shipping costs – 1849 EUR