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Swampviking07

United States
2 posts
since 3/20/17

03/20/2017 17:08:25 Reply with Quote

Wondering if anyone could help me figure out anything about this tenor banjo. Unknown brand, no serial number, nothing :/ 

http://imgur.com/a/OHob3

 

RioStatPlayers Union Member

United States
3827 posts since 10/12/09

03/20/2017 17:24:17 View RioStat's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

It looks like a mid 1950s to 60's Kay.
This one is missing the metal "Kay" logo that was attached to the headstock with small screws. That's what the 2 small holes in the headstock are from.


Edited by - RioStat on 03/20/2017 17:25:02

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G Edward Porgie

United States
3506 posts since 8/28/13

03/20/2017 17:35:51 Reply with Quote

Definitely a Kay.

Someone removed the logo and also removed the armrest, which would have been held to the tension hoop with two machine screws. Not the holes where it would have been.

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Swampviking07

United States
2 posts since 3/20/17

03/20/2017 17:44:53 Reply with Quote

Thank y'all for the info!

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RioStatPlayers Union Member

United States
3827 posts since 10/12/09

03/20/2017 18:09:31 View RioStat's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Yer welcome!

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Bill Rogers

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United States
20446 posts since 6/25/05

03/20/2017 18:09:38View Bill Rogers's MP3 Archive View Bill Rogers's Photo Albums View Bill Rogers's Blog Reply with Quote

Kay flange; probably Kay pot.  Neck looks Asian, newer than the flange by more than a bit.  Probably a Kay clone neck grafted onto an older pot.

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mikehalloranPlayers Union Member

United States
9120 posts since 10/27/06

03/23/2017 09:16:30 View mikehalloran's Classified Ads Reply with Quote

To bad there are only 4 of those Klusons. A set of 6 would be worth more than the rest of the banjo to the right collector.

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