Avalon "Lange" Banjo Uke c. 1920s
This venerable banjo-use made by William Lange of New York City in the 1920s is in remarkable condition for its age showing relatively few signs of wear. The Skin head is clean and tight and the pot and resonator (either Maple or Walnut we believe) are both in attractive condition. The neck is straight and the action comfortable with plenty of bridge angle for lowering if desired. This instrument features an 8" pot with 12 brackets, Rosewood fretboard with dot inlay, black heel cap and headstock overlay with decorative pearl and logo (glued as opposed to inlaid) and four friction tuners with ivory colored buttons. The resonator is a two-piece type with light wood stripe through the middle. It plays with a lively plunky tone that is very pleasing and clear. Comes with its original black hard case in fair to good condition with all latches working.