Posting ID : B1001392456
Date Posted : 2010-05-04
Lida Custom-made Banjo, Model 233
In excellent condition, with minimal usage
Tube and flange construction
Flathead case tone ring
Geared fifth string peg
Planetary turning pegs, pearloid buttons
Trap door tailpiece
Bow tie inlay pattern
Inlaid mahogany resonator
Remo Weather King skin
I am a musician bassist/guitarist. but not a banjo player. But I did have the sense to have this instrument checked, professionally set-up, re-strung, cleaned and tuned.?
Lida Banjo (pronounced Ee-da, sometimes listed as Lida, Jida, Gida, or Aida,) is one of the best vintage Asian acoustic instrument builders. The Japanese company began producing professional banjos in the 1970s that were styled after pre-war banjos. Creating an all-American sound, the Iida banjos are known for their full-bodied tone and smooth playability. Signature details include gorgeous woods and intricate inlay work.
For anyone interested: here is a link to the catalog. http://hawthorne.fastie.com/asianbanjos/catalogs/iida76/iida_8c.jpg
If your looking and you play you know there are similar banjos for sale online from $600- $1250.
Made with a textured black vinyl cover, wood construction and Yellow plush lining.
Hardware is chrome. There is an interior accessory compartment under the neck.
Key included and tools are included.
Number of Beginner to intermediate banjo books.
This is also a great banjo for a intermediate or serious musician.