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ARCHIVED TOPIC: World's Rarest Banjo. You Think?
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beezaboy - Posted - 01/21/2020: 17:05:48
I know. It's just a late 30's Kay Tenor Banjo. But it is a LARK JUNIOR! With oh so cool birdie musical note fret markers!!Show me another one!!!
Edited by - beezaboy on 01/21/2020 17:08:00
Lark Junior Tenor Banjo ca. 1938
Lark Junior Tenor Banjo with Lark Trademark ca. 1938
tdennis - Posted - 01/21/2020: 17:40:28
Is each fret marker a different bird decal ? This has a nice pot & a clever design . ... A very nice beginner/intermediate instrument.
(However, ....nice try, at the worlds record)
Edited by - tdennis on 01/21/2020 17:44:23
G Edward Porgie - Posted - 01/21/2020: 18:46:52
This one makes me wonder if there was a Lark, Sr.
Bill Rogers - Posted - 01/21/2020: 18:49:01
There are far too many one-off banjos to say this is the rarest. Not that it isn’t rare.
rcc56 - Posted - 01/21/2020: 18:56:11
I haven't seen a Lark banjo before, but I've seen at least two or three Lark guitars. They were archtops.
MacCruiskeen - Posted - 01/21/2020: 18:59:32
quote:Originally posted by tdennisIs each fret marker a different bird decal ?
Is each fret marker a different bird decal ?
They're notes. Here is a photo of a Lark Jr guitar in better condition.
rcc56 - Posted - 01/21/2020: 19:37:52
I had forgotten about the extra f-hole.
tdennis - Posted - 01/21/2020: 20:10:49
Many thanks for this post revealing both a unique banjo & guitar. Thank all for the pics.
OldFrets - Posted - 01/22/2020: 04:24:21
Very interesting that the banjo is indeed a Kay - every Lark guitar I've ever seen was built by Regal.
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