W. A. Cole 5-string banjo, S/N 4183, model 2000, Circa 1898

This was the finest banjo Cole made in the lower priced "non-Eclipse" line, and this example is in mint condition.  The catalog mentions the "sure-grip" tailpiece (which is actually a cammed no-knot) and the patented Cole neck adjuster.  The banjo also features tasetful pearl inlays and a boat-style heel.

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