This banjo was posted locally and listed as a 1970s-80s Washburn. Did they put out reproductions of these in that time frame? Looks older to my eye. Photos to follow
More like 1880s-90s.
Likely 1890s given the 22 frets.
Any thoughts on what it may be worth?
I can't tell from these pics if the hardware (hooks/nuts) are Imperial type and intact. It's got the desirable Hunter and Mayes pattern inlays. Last one of these I had I sold for $650 I think. The engraved pots go for a bit more...I'd be at $400-$600 if its all original
Nice banjo. I'd also say 1890's. Style 1050. Missing the original tailpiece so I'm with Blake on the valuation if the Imperial hardware is all intact.
Three octave neck means post 1894/95. Other then SSS banjos it is rare to see the tenth marked pre early 1900s so it could be as late as the teens.
Just found out the head is 10”
Would that be considered a pony banjo? Or a ladies banjo?
yours appears to be a 1025,from the mid 1890's. very nice banjo
I'm not sure how others feel, but I love my 10" Haynes Ladies banjo and travel with it a lot. If the neck is as good as the rest of it looks, I'd think $500 would be a reasonable price. I don't feel it's a steal but as a player I think it could be mighty nice.
If anyones interested let me know and I'll post a link. I have no skin in the game at all. I just spotted it on FaceBook Marketplace.
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