Thursday, January 11, 2007 @11:02:31 PM
Without knowing anymore about this banjo, I'd say it's a style 2. An early one, about 1933 or so. If it is in fact an early one, it will have the fatter rim. Nice one.
Friday, January 12, 2007 @7:40:50 PM
Serial number is 130-10 listed as 1935 TB-2. I inherited it from late father in law who played in a dance band in the 50's. Fingerboard totally worn out- kept original pot and reso, put on Fults TP to replace cheap broken Grover, and used new 5-star tuners instead of worn out originals.
Friday, January 12, 2007 @7:44:39 PM
Also replaced neck with a nice played mahogany neck with unique real abolone strip below the fretboard binding. The neck shows some wear, but it matches the mahogany resonator.
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