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Dealers, Restorers & Appraisers of Fine Musical Instruments
Dealers, Restorers & Appraisers of Fine Musical Instruments

American, Banjo, Five-string, c.1880

American, Banjo, Five-string, c.1880

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We?d love to know who made this banjo, but we don’t. It has a 10-3/4″ wooden rim, 24″ scale, 18 frets to the body, and 14 brackets. It?s a sweet, simple instrument with a charismatic carved head and dowel. It is setup with a skin head, nylon strings, and a patented Will Gurke tailpiece (probably not original but fun). The neck is laminated from 8 pieces of wood with a laminated (or more likely repaired) heel. The neck is likely walnut neck, and the rim may be ash or chestnut.