This is an extremely rare banjo, only produced for 3 years in the late 1950s. It was top of the line for the company and sold for the equivelant of about 1800.00 in todays money. It sports the rare 3 lb vari-tone tone ring designed by Jose Silva along with the Kanti-lever adjustable truss rod only found in Kays highest end instruments. The tuners are the original Kluson Supers and the head is t...
This is a quite rare banjo. By design it is a Kay 52, but manufactured and branded for Sears. Kay made many of the more basic models of banjo for sears under the Silvertone name but this one, with its mahogany construction and zinc flange is quite rare. This particular banjo dates to either 1944 or 1945 evidenced by the very specific construction of the Kluson geared tuners, namely the rived ge...