Here again, I will illustrate the importance of getting there early. I was about to leave this sale empty handed when I saw more stuff for sale on the front porch. There was this banjo there, and I opened the case to look at it.
Before I go on, I have to confess that I know nothing about banjos. However, I do know that quality instruments hold their value, and as soon as I picked this up, I noticed that it was heavy, it had mother of pearl inlay on the neck, and beautiful wood inlay on the back. The instrument was in very good condition. There was a second banjo there, but it was missing screws and the neck was loose. I passed on that, even for $5, it probably would have been more trouble than it was worth.
The maker of this instrument is still unknown, I could not find a manufacturer name, only the logo on the headstock. It came with the case, and it had two sets of finger picks, some spare strings, and an old songbook.
I listed it on Craigslist for $200, and it was gone the same evening. I had 3 responses within the first 3 hours, which makes me think I should have listed it for $300. Oh well, I'll just cry all the way to the bank.