Levi Brown Banjo c. 1858





26 inch scale length
with the bridge in the middle of the head cherry neck with maple inlay on a rosewood fingerboard

Waverly geared tuners Rosewood tailpiece
Synthetic head "Renaissance head"

Fitted hard-shell case...add $150
Natural skin head.........add $100





Rhiannon Giddens "Julie"

Levi Brown was a contemporary of William E. Boucher Jr. also making banjos in  Baltimore, Maryland in the mid 19th Century

The brass shield brackets, hooks and nuts are copied from the original L. Brown banjo in the collection of
Stan Werbin

Curly cherry veneer over a 12" DIA x 3.25" maple rim

Fingerboard and ladder Inlay on rim...add $600