1890's W.E Stratton
It's absolutely amazing to see an instrument this old in the store. Especially one that is in such great condition .
This instrument was built by Cole for retailers in the late 1890s . When this was built Cole had ceased to be in partnership with the Fairbanks operation (which became, as it went on, simply the Vega company). This has the usual ultra-fancy, engraved, Cole-style inlay.
It's a high-quality instrument and features a 11" spunover rim, heavy-duty construction, and a mahogany neck with back-strapping and a thick ebony fretboard.
Outstanding banjo with a great old-time "plunk".
Gig bag included.