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ID help needed: Vintage hodge-podge Weymann

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Apr 16, 2018 - 10:28:57 AM
5 posts since 4/13/2018

Impulse purchase.
I thought it would be a fun project to fix up, but now I'm finding things don't quite add up. Was told it was a Weymann from 1924, which coincides with serial number. But I can't seem to match the body of it to anything Weymann. It's missing the entire neck adjust assembly, but then the body has those 2 grooves on the edge that looks like some sort of tension rod would go there. Can't find anything like that either as most seem to go through middle of the hoop.
Hoping someone here can shed some light on what I've got.
Looks like an 11" (maybe 10 15/16") 8 ply maple body, and a brass tension ring.




 

Edited by - IDfliers on 04/16/2018 12:51:15

Apr 16, 2018 - 10:30:40 AM

5 posts since 4/13/2018

more pics




 

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:12:24 PM

5 posts since 4/13/2018

OK, so this just got even weirder. After a little more time spent with it, I noticed that the pot has been cut and reglued. So someone, at some point, trimmed off one side, and re-glued it to other side. No idea what has happened but I don't think it's worth salvaging now and I'll try and recoup what I can from selling the pieces. :( Impulse buy backfires.
You can see in this picture, what I'm talking about and see where the original tension rod holes have been cut through, and see a semi-circle of original hole showing at glue line.


 

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:51:34 AM

staceyz

Canada

66 posts since 5/30/2010

I have a 5 String version of the same banjo. I'll take some photos of the pot today if you want to see what the original pot should be, as I have the banjo apart at the moment. Check back in a few hours.. Stacey

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:02:25 AM
likes this

staceyz

Canada

66 posts since 5/30/2010

Photos




 

Apr 17, 2018 - 10:53:38 AM

5 posts since 4/13/2018

Thanks Staceyz. Yeah, this one wasn't even close to what I thought it was lol. Oh well. I've got no way to determine what brand the cut up pot is, but maybe someone can use the neck. It's pretty darn nice looking.
Not sure if the brass ring and all the hooks & brackets are worth trying to sell as it seems they are pretty generic parts. Probably going to take a bit of a bath on this, but lesson learned. I should have left it alone when I saw the big rod missing from the back originally.
Thanks for the pics to confirm.

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:11:39 PM

216 posts since 2/22/2015

The spunover rim is like the one I just purchased and posted about a few days ago. They were from late 1890s and early 1900s. (Likely from old Stewart stock). I think by the time tenors came around Weymanns had a thick wood pot. Still looks like that pot is jacked regaurdless if it is original or not.

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