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Nov 14, 2017 - 10:47:41 AM
374 posts
Joined Jul 19, 2010

I can find no information on this instrument. Anyone have any information: age , level, possible price?
Thanks


Nov 14, 2017 - 12:06:31 PM

1317 posts
Joined Apr 7, 2010

Hey Jack,

That's an interesting one. For an accurate ID could you please add a few more pictures? Full back, side profile of the neck's heel with the rim and a shot of the tone ring will help us ID. Without that information I am guessing it is a Puntolillo made Stewart and marketed by B&J music wholesalers. I look forward to more pictures as you rarely see a 5-string Puntolillo banjo.

 

Bob Smakula

smakula.com

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:42:38 PM

banjowilly22

United Kingdom

161 posts
Joined Feb 21, 2012

My first impression is that an original Stewart Peghead overlay, has been added to a NON original 5- String neck, and re-shaped to the doner neck. Hence the Stewart pearl inlay is right at the top edge of the Peghead. I have never seen that Peghead shape on a Puntililo made Banjo. We would need to see more pics to be sure.
Just my views
Keith

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:38:56 PM

595 posts
Joined Aug 4, 2004

if it has a metal band on the top, inside of the rim and has holes in it, it should sound great. I have a few like that and they all sound great if you set them up .

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:06:41 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

10204 posts
Joined Jun 29, 2003

I agree with Keith on this. While the peghead shape is Stewart, the overlay is not original to it. I compared an image I found on the web to this one and they are exactly the same except this one is indeed cut down.

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:08:23 PM

mbanza

USA

1891 posts
Joined Sep 16, 2007

That is a very poor approximation of a Stewart peghead. Either the peghead was reshaped, or a new neck was made and veneer borrowed.

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:58:59 PM

131 posts
Joined Jun 23, 2013

quote:
Originally posted by mbanza

That is a very poor approximation of a Stewart peghead. Either the peghead was reshaped, or a new neck was made and veneer borrowed.


I agree, it's a poor rendition of Samuel Swain Stewart's standard peghead shape. 

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