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Alvarez banjo 5 star

Posted by 4 string madness on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

 Hey Im tring to find out some info on my alvarez banjo what year where it was made Its a five string lots of inlay and there is a star on the head with a 5 in the center of it .It has nothing on it to tell me the model ,there is a tone ring .bow tie inlay on the neck . and a eching of a stag on the hard ware that holds the stings (cant remember what you call the hardware) come on Im 51 im aloud to forget things .  anybody care to take a stab at it ?

6 comments on “Alvarez banjo 5 star”

Bill Rogers Says:
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @3:18:12 PM

Your best bet is to post your inquiry, with several pictures, in the Collector's Corner forum. Not that many folks read the blogs.

Bill Rogers Says:
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @3:21:17 PM

Found your pictures. It's a Kasuga-made early 70s one, with a pot-metal tone ring. Worth $200-300 in playing condition.

4 string madness Says:
Thursday, July 15, 2010 @5:04:10 AM

Thanks bill thats just what i wanted to know Im new to banjo hang out but I can tell Im going to enjoy it. there are alot of questions i have about clawhamer style picking and tunings that I hope some one would be interested in inlighting me .have a great day !

Bill Rogers Says:
Thursday, July 15, 2010 @11:41:14 AM

If you do a Hangout search on Kasuga +Alvarez, I think you'll find the threads with more information on that banjo.

4 string madness Says:
Friday, July 16, 2010 @5:49:05 AM

You know bill I thought this banjo really had a great tone but most of the thread I looked at said these banjos needed work to sound good .Maybe I dont know what a good tone is for a banjo ?

Bill Rogers Says:
Friday, July 16, 2010 @9:32:09 AM

Tone is a matter of taste. If you like it, that's really all that matters.

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