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Lyon & Healy ca 1910 

Posted 10/2/2007 6:13:21 AM

I'm not sure whether this instrument was built this way or they removed the high frets later.

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4 comments on “Lyon & Healy ca 1910”

mainejohn Says:
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 @7:05:16 AM

Interesting...could you post some close-ups of the front and back of the pot?

strokestyle Says:
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 @10:30:38 AM

Nice Banjo. I have a passion for and a collection of Lyon and Healy Banjo's. The workingman's banjo. I am pretty sure there has been extensive work on this banjo, but cannot see to well in the photos. Play it diligently and don’t let it set around too much. The more you play it the better it will sound!

sazji Says:
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 @10:47:39 AM

I'd love to see some photos of yours, especially if they are from around the same time. Mine has definitely been through the wringer. It's got a flesh hoop that's too wide, hooks of about 3 different types. I'd actually like to restore it somewhat faithfully (as much as can be done in Istanbul). Any suggestions you might have will be appreciated. I play a lot and do like the sound, though I think a skin head might give a mellower sound than the Remo head on it now.

strokestyle Says:
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 @12:34:50 PM

I will post a few pictures of my Windsor - Lyon & Healy circa 1890's. My banjo has had serious restoration by luthier Paul Breen. I have several waiting to make their way onto the luthier’s bench. I should be able to post a few pictures here shortly.

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