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dmarbell - Posted - 12/11/2010:  10:26:51


Probably not a collectible. Pawn shop has a 5-string with an eagle logo, and no name that is easy to find. Image looks similar to below, but gold color only with only the eagle and what is in its talons. No flag in the middle and no ribbon in beak.

Any idea who made it and what it might be worth?

Danny


Ronnie - Posted - 12/11/2010:  11:00:47


Probably a generic Asian banjo with little value. Could be most anything.
Chances are slim to none it might be a real collectors' item such as a Gibson All-American.
banjohangout.org/topic/166882


Edited by - Ronnie on 12/11/2010 11:06:33

TwoTrax - Posted - 12/11/2010:  11:07:07


Where is the Eagle??? Inside the resonator (banjo has a clear head?) or on the back of the resonator? Need to know where the eagle is or I can't help.

Pawn Shops tend to price their stuff at almost retail of "new" item. If you offer 50% of what they're asking, you might be in the ball park. Probably an Asian banjo. The use a lot of American Icons and names Like Kentucky and such.

beegee - Posted - 12/11/2010:  11:12:29


There are only a few banjos with eagles that are worth owning: Gibson All-American, Strom/Richelieu Golden Eagle/Gibson RB-350. Anything else is probably a low-end Asian-made model.

dmarbell - Posted - 12/11/2010:  11:17:25


quote:
Originally posted by TwoTrax

Where is the Eagle??? Inside the resonator (banjo has a clear head?) or on the back of the resonator? Need to know where the eagle is or I can't help.



Not a clear head. The logo is on the back on the wood rim, and above the tuning pegs.

They have a price of $109 on it. Can be bought for $100 or less.

Danny


Edited by - dmarbell on 12/11/2010 11:17:59

dmarbell - Posted - 12/11/2010:  11:23:52


Here are some cell phone pics.

Danny



Ronnie - Posted - 12/11/2010:  11:27:55


I suppose any playable banjo would be worth $100

TwoTrax - Posted - 12/11/2010:  18:49:12


I agree with Ronnie. It should be worth $100.



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