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hobogal - Posted - 04/28/2021:  23:46:28


I was actually searching for Gibson banjolins when my search through up some vintage banjos for sale in the UK including a John Alvey, Washburn and what is confusingly named an early Clfford Essex Weaver but the neck looks like a different maker (Temlett?).  What do you think?



vintageandmodernguitars.co.uk/...ck-banjo/

csacwp - Posted - 04/29/2021:  05:56:33


The Weaver neck was possibly modified or custom ordered that way. Definitely not a Temlett.


Edited by - csacwp on 04/29/2021 05:57:48

Stephen John Prior - Posted - 04/29/2021:  07:07:18


I agree with John Carrie. All the banjos seem to have suffered some sort of modification. I wondered if they were maybe from someone's collection. The Weaver appears to be sporting Windsor tuners and some strange addition to the ebony 5th string nut. Maybe it was damaged by the steel strings !

Joel Hooks - Posted - 04/29/2021:  07:41:52


This seller seems to love wire strings. They even have a gut era guitar strung up with wire.

spoonfed - Posted - 04/29/2021:  13:40:29


quote:

Originally posted by Joel Hooks

This seller seems to love wire strings. They even have a gut era guitar strung up with wire.






Pure ignorance, of the half dozen or so "reputable" banjo sellers I know in the UK only one ever sets up his Victorian/Edwardian instruments with the appropriate strings. All the rest are offered for sale here  with steel strings.

Joel Hooks - Posted - 04/29/2021:  14:06:25


quote:

Originally posted by spoonfed

quote:

Originally posted by Joel Hooks

This seller seems to love wire strings. They even have a gut era guitar strung up with wire.






Pure ignorance, of the half dozen or so "reputable" banjo sellers I know in the UK only one ever sets up his Victorian/Edwardian instruments with the appropriate strings. All the rest are offered for sale here  with steel strings.






While we are slowly making progress in the US with banjos, but it seems that guitars with pin bridges are still, by default, strung with wire. 



While I am not a guitar person, I still cringe when I see it considering the much higher strain and more delicate construction. 

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