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very old frettless Buckbee?

From Anita Louise on 3/4/2021 3:59:09 PM

I have a very old, fretless, open back, 5 string, banjo that I just had restored. I would like to know more about it and its history, if possible.  Can I post a picture? It has a Brazilian Mahogany veneer on the neck and the body.

Can someone tell me how to find out more about the banjo? My partner found it in the attic of a colonial home in Connecticut. He was roofing the house. He asked the owner about it and she gave it to him although he offered to buy it. The house had been in the family for generations and apparently, someone had once played the banjo.  I carried it around for 45 years after my partner died in an accident. He had scratched the neck where the frets would have been hoping to learn to play it. The restorer put a different ring on to hold the head but I have the original brass hoop that held the head. The bolts around the sides that hold the head have brass shaped like a shield behind each one. There are 14 bolts holding the head.

Hope you don't mind the long story. Can anyone tell me something about the banjo?

Thanks, Anita

How do I put up pictures? I'm new

3 Comments

TriMD180 says:
3/4/2021 5:00:34 PM

There are a lot of old Buckbees out there some pictures would definitely help. I would go to the forums find Collector’s Corner, click on it then post your Pics there, front, side and back full views. Then close ups of the inside of the pot the outside view of the hardware, the neck fretboard and the peg head front and back. there are a lot of knowledgeable people there who can give you their best ideas! Your pics need to be on your computer and you just follow the info on the page . it is not the most user friendly but hopefully you can figure it out. You can only load three pics at a a time, upload them and then keep adding 3 more at a time until you have all that you want to post. there is a preview button to se how the post will look at the bottom there is a button close the preview that takes you back, make any changes you want and then hit the post or upload button (not sure what it is called) and then wait for the comments to come in! Good luck and Welcome!

Anita Louise says:
3/4/2021 5:04:24 PM

Thank you so much. I put something up there. I check to see if I need more pictures. Thanks again
Anita

TriMD180 says:
2/6/2022 7:49:25 AM

Wow that is a beautiful old Buckbee! What did you end up doing with it?


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