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joesorce - Posted - 02/19/2023:  07:42:37

@member-Joe Sorce

Thank you for your previous reply’s. Here are more detailed photos. Trying to identify the maker and age.

Bob Smakula - Posted - 02/19/2023:  08:24:27


Please post the pictures directly to the forum. They come out bigger and you will receive more replies.

It's easy. Scroll down so you see the box loaded with all of your photos. Click on each photo that you want to be seen on this page, then click Post Reply.

Bob Smakula

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 02/19/2023:  09:06:18

Please post more photos. Need to see peghead, entire banjo.

Edited by - G Edward Porgie on 02/19/2023 09:06:43

Mark Ralston - Posted - 02/20/2023:  04:12:15

That's a Buckbee banjo......... it's one of relatively few that has Buckbee's initials, JHB (John Henry Buckbee), stamped into the side of the heel. Based on the fact that is uses a wedge to snug the pot to the neck, and also based on the treatment of the 5th string peg & pip area, I'd say it may be 1880-1895.

It's worth the effort to learn how to post pictures here on BHO.

I'd be interested in seeing a picture of the back of the neck from about 2nd. fret to 12th fret...... some early Buckbees had some modest carving (groove next to a raised area) leading up to the pip area.

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