Asian made. I have seen many like this with various names (Kasuga, Aria etc). In fact if a distributor/marketer makes a large order from the factory producing them, they can have whatever name they want on it.
Thanks for quick reply. It was fun looking for Kasuga banjos on Internet. Looks like they made quite a variety including gold plated! Next question is, how would value of the banjo in the previous post compare with the value of the Lincoln banjo in this attachment? Just from the looks of things, I'd say they have the wrong banjo in the plush-lined case. . . .
By the way, both of these banjos are at auction, theligoncompany.com. The last thing I need is another banjo -- well, not THE last thing, but I don't need another. It might be interesting to see what they sell for.
The Kasuga is supposedly signed by Earl Scruggs in March, 1972.
Hope I'm not breaking Hangout rules by referencing an auction!?