Help. I bought a Wildwood in the late eighties and cannot really identify it. I'm pretty certain I didn't order the Troubadour. But I cannot find any identifying serial number. Do Wildwoods lack ID #s?? Or is there someplace tto look on it that somehow I have overlooked?
Marc Platin told me not long before he retired that he made a decision early in his banjo production days that he was not going to stamp a serial number on Wildwood instruments. I got the vibe that he regretted that decision, but it was too late to change.
To ID the model you will have to compare it to others that are being offered for sale.
Thanks Bob. I knew you in Elkins. Friend of John G. In fact you sold my ancient Stewart banjo. I'm in very rural France now. I think my tuning pegs need to be changed and I can't seem to find any banjo repair near me. If I knew exactly which pegs to order maybe, with tech help I could do it myself. Richard
A set of tuning pegs are not hard to change. Fortunately all Wildwood banjos I have seen used planetary tuners with a 3/8" (or 10 mm) shaft and require only a wrench to take off the old ones and install the new ones. The 5th tuner can be a little tricky to remove, but 5th pegs rarely go bad.
I sell Gotoh banjo tuners, which are a high quality peg for a reasonable price.
I'll send a personal message and we can get you going on this easy repair. OK, sending parts to France is not as easy as popping by my shop, but we'll do the best we can.