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While Slingerland are today best known as a manufacturer of drums, at one time they were one of the largest banjo manufacturers in America. That era, primarily during the Depression years, also coincided with the heyday of the tenor banjo, so many of the nicest Slingerlands that have survived into the present day are four-string banjos. This one, which has been beautifully hand-restored by Chuck Ogsbury from Ome Banjo Company, is a lovely relic from the past that we feel lucky to have in our store. A handsome mahogany neck pairs with a warm-sounding walnut pot for a bit more warmth in the sound than one gets from an all maple banjo. On the interior is a huge Dobson-style tone ring, adding extra volume and a long sustain to this already great-sounding instrument. But best of all are the lovingly restored mother-of-pearl inlays on the fretboard and headstock, and the wood inlay around the exterior of the pot. Among tenor banjos, there are few that have anywhere near the cool factor of this neat old Slingerland Concertone. Included in the price is a period-correct hard-shell case.