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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Cecil Shores Banjo


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DR Claw - Posted - 04/19/2021:  12:39:32


I posted a topic on here a while ago trying to identify the make and model of Cecil Shores banjo. Sadly, the pic I uploaded was too blurry. Maybe these will work better. Can y'all see the peghead good enough this time?


G Edward Porgie - Posted - 04/19/2021:  13:17:48


The problem is not just blurriness. The photo is not at a good angle to see the peghead, and the background confuses the view. I doubt either issue can be straightened out, and I'd try to find a different photo.

DR Claw - Posted - 04/19/2021:  14:37:45


Only one photo of the banjo exists. I can try to scan it.


quote:

Originally posted by G Edward Porgie

The problem is not just blurriness. The photo is not at a good angle to see the peghead, and the background confuses the view. I doubt either issue can be straightened out, and I'd try to find a different photo.






 

kyleb - Posted - 04/19/2021:  15:16:29


It's certainly very late 1800s to early 1920s when the banjo market suffered from the idea that the more hooks you have the more salable the banjo. Other than that as others have said it's going to be very hard to I'd with those pictures. Many companies used that Tailpeice. But if I was a betting man I'd say it's Lange, Washburn or Buckbee. Simply because they made a ton banjos in that time period. I'd do research for more pictures

hbick2 - Posted - 04/20/2021:  06:22:50


Here is the photo as originally posted on BHO. It's a little clearer than the blowups. The shoes, which appear to be rounded, look like Chicago-area hardware, perhaps Lyon & Healy or Schall. However, the banjo is marked at the 9th fret. Most Chicago-area banjos are marked at the 10th fret.



 

Joel Hooks - Posted - 04/20/2021:  07:04:28


That tailpiece was offered by Wurlitzer (among others).

DR Claw - Posted - 04/21/2021:  10:16:41


I'm just posting something to make sure this thread stays open. I should be able to scan the photo soon. These pics were taken with a phone camera. I noticed that the peghead appears to be a lighter color, rather than the dark brown or black I'm used to seeing.


Edited by - DR Claw on 04/21/2021 10:17:03

DR Claw - Posted - 04/29/2021:  19:40:17


Here is a scan of the full, original photo. Hopefully, this will be a bit clearer than the other pics, but you might have to download it to zoom in.


Edited by - DR Claw on 04/29/2021 19:41:27


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