Those who learned on these during the folk boom know that they are fantastic banjos.
It has been said that adding mass helps. I took it upon myself to do a little experiment by adding as much mass as I could to this particular banjo.
I added a brand new Kelshner tailpiece, vintage friction tuners with amber buttons, a Dan knowles spill away dam bridge, brand new Golden Gate hooks and nuts. I. Even got vintage dowel stick hardware. The only way to beef this banjo up more would be to add a steel tone hoop. I considered doing that however the original hide head is mounted so well, I just didn’t want to mess with it. IMHO you need a hide head on a resotone and the original is always better. If you wanted to beef it up more you could drill the other holes out of the Bakelite flange and add even more hooks and nuts.
This banjo retains the original tension hoop as well as hide head. The head is well mounted and in very good shape. I looks cool as well.
Frets are in good shape as the pictures show.
Of course, it has beeen upgraded with a geared fifth string peg.
I made some recordings with this banjo and posted them. It got rave reviews. Check out the link below fro that conversation.
This particular banjo now sports a different neck than the one in the recording—it developed a buzz. I got a new neck and all is well. As a bonus, the neck now matches the pot!
United States, Lavale, MD, 21502
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