Banjo Kay US Patriot Tenor (4 strings) 1940's


Very beautiful vintage banjo model manufactured by Kay in the United States during the 1940s.

The model is called US Patriot in reference to its head inlaid with US letters, the Kay brand and a golden eagle above an American coat of arms.

Technical characteristics :

  • Table: Resonance Skin
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Resonator: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut: 30 mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 19 frets
  • Scale: 580 mm
  • Profile: Rounded V
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Country of manufacture: United States
  • Year: 1940's
  • Finish: Natural
  • Decorations: Plated and decorated head: "US", "Kay" and an American coat of arms surmounted by an eagle / White square or round touch dots
  • Details: Normal signs of wear given its age / 1X non-original hook / Missing a screw on the arm rest

Completely restored and tuned with a new set of strings, this banjo is perfectly playable.

Very nice tone, with good projection, this banjo has a sound typical of what one would expect from a banjo from those years.

Delivered in its original case.

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