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Banjo J - Posted - 03/17/2009:  15:07:37


I have an old Odessa banjo that was given to me by my grandfather it was bought used in 1980 does anyone have any information on these banjos all I know is that it sounds great.

beegee - Posted - 03/17/2009:  16:17:08


Is it like this?
http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/80U-1458.htm

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Banjo J - Posted - 03/23/2009:  18:16:34


Beegee my banjo looks a little different, where it says Odessa is not the same it has inlay around it that circles the O and goes under the rest of the letters the rest of the inlay on the headstock and neck is alot different. Judging from the picture my banjo looks to have a thinner profile.

beegee - Posted - 03/23/2009:  18:41:02


Post a picture or two. It's probably Korean.Odessa i sone of those trade names that is picked by the importer or distributor and doesn't have a real company behind it.

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Banjo J - Posted - 03/24/2009:  09:27:36


I have posted a few pictures on my homepage.

banjonz - Posted - 03/24/2009:  12:08:05


Just a variation on a theme. The name is still that of the marketer but it appears that it is more artistically done. Your banjo is a 'Masterclone' of a Gibson RB 250.

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Banjo J - Posted - 03/24/2009:  14:40:22


Banjonz thanks for the input.

beegee - Posted - 03/25/2009:  20:07:51


I'm pretty sure it's a Kasuga-made banjo from the later 70's.


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Edited by - beegee on 03/25/2009 20:20:14

Banjo J - Posted - 03/26/2009:  08:45:19


Thanks for the info Beegee.



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