Stewart MacDonald Diamond Eagle Banjo - Left Handed - Used

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  • Regular price $699.00


This vintage Stewart MacDonald Diamond Eagle Banjo - Left Handed is brought to you by BCR Music & Sound, Central PA's premier guitar, amp, and pedal dealer! The photos in this listing are of the actual instrument for sale here in our store.

This Stewart MacDonald Diamond Eagle Banjo is in Very Good condition. This banjo was a kit that ordered and assembled in the mid 80's by a luthier local to the central Pennsylvania area. Its builder added some creative input and parts from other kits and manufacturers, including a custom truss rod cover and inlay work. The body and resonator are engraved and all match the specs of the StewMac Diamond Eagle- the neck is from 'Vintage' banjo kit of the same era (functionally identical with different inlay). This banjo plays very well with nice low action and no fret buzz, clear, crisp tone and plenty of volume! It's mahogany neck and resonator are nicely figured, and the engraving work on the hardware is beautiful! This banjo is perfect for the southpaw craving a high quality banjo for a steal! Very well kept with only minor cosmetic wear, this banjo looks beautiful on a stand and sounds even better in your hands!

The frets are in great shape with little to no signs of use. The assembly is pro quality, but shows some light aesthetic imperfections around the fingerboard inlay. The neck finish has some dings in the back, none are through the finish. Plenty of small nicks and some light checking on the headstock and resonator finish. Equipped with an Elite brand banjo head that is warped slightly at the bridge. Grover-brand bridge is in good shape. Hardware and tuning machines are in good working order. Plays great with nice low action and no fret buzz, clear, crisp tone and plenty of volume.  Hard shell case is included, in excellent shape.

Stewart MacDonald Diamond Eagles Banjo - Left Handed

Elite brand banjo head
Grover bridge
Mahogany neck and resonator
Ebony fingerboard, StewMac 'Vintage' banjo kit inlay
Heavy duty locking tuners for G and B strings, Stewmac- built ( Banjo D-tuners)
Bronze tone ring
Diamond Eagle engraved rim and armrest
5 star planet tuning machines for drone and both D strings
Weighs 12.3 lbs
Hard shell case included.

We'll double-inspect, professionally pack with care, and ship this item within 1 business day, and most cases, the same day if the order is placed by 3pm EST.