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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: ID Eddie Adcock's early banjo


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Enot Retsam - Posted - 12/02/2019:  18:58:55


Always thought it had different sound and wouldn't have been a Gibson, although it sounded like a ball-bearing, whatever brand it was. Ran across these old photos and I'm thinking a Vega of some sort? I think someone will be able to ID it through prior knowledge, or by looking at the unique Flange.






Alvin Conder - Posted - 12/02/2019:  19:17:33


From the flange, it looks like a ‘30’s Epiphone Recording banjo.

Brian Murphy - Posted - 12/02/2019:  19:23:38


Alvin is likely correct.  Link to prior thread that links to another prior thread: LINK


Edited by - Brian Murphy on 12/02/2019 19:24:56

Bill Rogers - Posted - 12/02/2019:  20:46:28


It’s an Epiphone; I think with a conversion 5-string neck, but it may be an original 5. He played it for years.


Edited by - Bill Rogers on 12/02/2019 20:47:06

The Old Timer - Posted - 12/02/2019:  21:20:24


Martha recently discussed this banjo somewhere. I think Tom Morgan and Eddie made the 5 string neck. I also think Eddie changed the resonator on it too.

kyleb - Posted - 12/03/2019:  11:55:39


it looks like he may have a gibson resonator on it, zoom in on this picture and theres a thumb screw holding the resonator on where it would be on a gibson resonator.

these epiphones had 2 thumb screws directly across from each other in the middle. hangoutstorage.com/banjohangou...22019.jpg

kyleb - Posted - 12/03/2019:  11:56:19


banjocollector.com/yahoo_site_...8_std.JPG

epiphone with similar flange design

Enot Retsam - Posted - 12/03/2019:  18:13:22


Thanks, Brian. Followed the links and eventually read the story as reported by Marthy and as dictated by Eddie, of the "drop-kicked banjo." Couldn't stop laughing.  While I was reading, all I kept thinking, was dear Lord, had we had cell phones in those days, what a video that would have been!



 


Edited by - Enot Retsam on 12/03/2019 18:15:01

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