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Gzus - Posted - 04/29/2021:  15:22:09


I recently picked up this old banjo and was wondering if anyone could help me identify where the parts may have came from. It has a number 8 stamped inside the wooden rim where the dowel comes in and 5771 painted on the dowel. The scale length is about 24 1/4, head is 10 7/8, nut is 1 3/16. Most of the hardware on the pot seems to be original other than just a few tension hooks and nuts. The shoes are held on with hex heads bolts rather than slot head. No seem in the metal cladding like I’ve seen in other cheap banjos of the era. Has some nice little detailing on the tension hoop. I’ve attached a few photos but there are many more on my home page and also a few photos of the case that came with it.


Edited by - Gzus on 04/29/2021 16:17:54





 

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 04/30/2021:  05:18:48


None of the hools and nuts are original, and it appears that someone has modified the neck angle by moving the dowelstick at the tailpiece end (note the outline of some earlier position). It's even possible from that mark that the neck is not the one that came with the pot.

Gzus - Posted - 04/30/2021:  06:12:55


quote:

Originally posted by G Edward Porgie

None of the hools and nuts are original, and it appears that someone has modified the neck angle by moving the dowelstick at the tailpiece end (note the outline of some earlier position). It's even possible from that mark that the neck is not the one that came with the pot.






Yeah I don't believe the neck is original to the pot. I am the one who has reset the action. 

Joel Hooks - Posted - 04/30/2021:  07:26:11


Looks like a Buckbee neck (or similar) that has been reworked.

Gzus - Posted - 04/30/2021:  11:41:26


quote:

Originally posted by Joel Hooks

Looks like a Buckbee neck (or similar) that has been reworked.






I kinda thought that also. Either that or a homemade neck. Some of the hardware looks like stuff I've seen on old Lyon & Healys. The case looks like some Lyon & Healy cases I've seen as well. 

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