1920 Weymann Style 30 Banjo-Mandolin

While a bit beat-up, this old Weymann banjo-mandolin's in good working order. I fixed it up for its owner a while back and she brought it in for resale recently. I've checked it all out and it's still good to go. It has that nice, "horse clop" sound to its voice -- a sort-of springy, chorus-y pop sound that sits nicely in a mix in its own space.

Weymanns were built in Philadelphia and this one's serial number places it right around 1920. It has a multi-ply maple rim, maple neck, and ebonized-maple fretboard and heel cap. The hardware is all-original save the nut, head (newer Remo Renaissance), and bridge (adjustable, 1940s-era bridge).

Repairs included: (previously) a fret level dress, new head, replacement bridge, setup-side work.

Rim wood: maple multi-ply

Tonering: none

Bridge: adjustable

Fretboard: ebonized maple

Neck wood: maple

Action height at 12th fret: hair-under 1/16" (fast) and adjustable
String gauges: 32w-9 GHS ultra-light set

Neck shape: medium C

Board radius: flat

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: small/low

Scale length: 13 3/4"

Nut width: 1 1/8"

Head diameter: 10 5/8"

Depth overall at rim: 2 3/8"

Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz

Condition notes: the headstock veneer is chipped-out and a little crinkled. There's plenty of average wear and tear throughout the body and neck (small scratches/usewear). The hardware and parts are all-original save head, bridge, and nut. As usual for Weymanns, it's all nice, heavy-duty stuff. It's nice that the original tailpiece cover is still extant. The fretboard extension over the head bends a little bit when pressing down, so it's harder to get clean notes after fret 14 or so.

It does not come with a case.