1970s Taka 5-string banjo$950.00
5-string gold-plated banjo. A Gibson Mastertone copy made in Japan, hoop and plate flange (not cast), 20-hole tone ring, 13-layer laminate rim, and 2 coordinator rods all add up to a pretty cool find. Planetary tuners and clamshell tailpiece, note the pearl block at end of the fingerboard, very much a nod to Gibson. Comes in original hard case (in sad shape, missing hinges) but overall a great-sounding high-quality instrument.