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Need help identifying tenor banjo... I think Stromberg Vossinete

Posted by thecowpokepicker on Friday, September 3, 2010

I have recently bought an old tenor... it looks to me to be a Stromberg-Vossinette by the looks of the headstock and neck adjuster. It is an openback, eleven brackets, ninteen frets I believe, and the original short neck tenor design. The tailpiece is not original, in fact it is for a five string. Any aditional info? Is is a vossinette, when was it most likely made, quality, and most importantly, value repaired?

 

Here she is. A bit rough for sure.

 

Thanks for everything, pickers!



1 comment on “Need help identifying tenor banjo... I think Stromberg Vossinete”

Ks_5-picker Says:
Friday, September 3, 2010 @3:20:10 PM

I think you are right,it's a 30's S/V,probably just before they became Kay.The neck adjustor is a giveaway on that.I think the ball ends are supposed to go under the fingers on the tailpiece,so it works for a Tenor that way,but it sure had been replaced.
With the rust and all,it not going to be worth more than $100 all cleaned up,IMO.

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