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❌SOLD❌ Wildwood Paragon LH Left Handed 5-String Banjo, 2013


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Here’s another rarity, a Wildwood Paragon LH, Left Handed 5-String banjo in Maple, built to order in early 2013.

The Wildwood Paragon LH relies heavily on Maple, with flamed Maple for the neck, binding, maple laminated rim, and resonator. The Maple neck features Ebony for the head plate, heel cap and fingerboard, Maple binding, two-way adjustable truss rod, and a distinctive inlay set in Mother of Pearl, plus capo tacks. The pot uses a Maple block rim, 87% cast bronze flathead-style tone ring, cast 1 piece flange, and coordinator rods.

The tuners are Gotoh models with faux pearl buttons, smooth and accurate. The rest of the metal hardware is nickel plated.

Now ten years old, this Wildwood Paragon LH and its case are both in excellent condition with only the slightest of wear, most visible as a bit of tarnish on the arm rest’s nickel plate. It’s as new as you can get for an instrument that’s been out of production for five years!

The original Superior brand hard shell case is included, and contains the registration card, picks and strings, and a strap.

Wildwood banjos opened in 1973 and closed in June 2018 when Mark Platin retired, so we haven’t seen these for a while. They are hand built, professional quality instruments.

A note about dating Wildwood banjos: Wildwood generally didn’t apply serial numbers to the banjos themselves, but included them on the registration card. There appears to be no reference materials for Wildwood serial number lookups. However, this Wildwood Paragon LH was special-ordered through The Twelfth Fret in late 2012 and delivered in 2013, which establishes its age.


Price: $3,800.00 CAD $4,200.00 CAD
  • Model: Paragon LH
  • Year: 2013
  • Finish Dark Stain Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 5010B, built early 2013 in Bend, Oregon
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 16/06/2023
  • Left Handed

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 12.188lbs 5.54kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.75mm
  • Nut Width: 1.281in 32.55mm

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