Hmm, I've never seen anything like that carved "point" in the face of the peghead before. And, it also appears to be a "bottom tension" with screws vertically through the rim!
Edited by - The Old Timer on 08/14/2019 10:23:36
I too have never seen anything like that.
Very interesting peghead and pot.
Could you perhaps posts pictures of the neck heel and detailed pictures of inside pot. Specifically any pics of the tone ring if possible or any serial numbers.
No idea at all who the builder is. I would say the instrument dates from 1890 to 1910 or so.
Originally posted by KC59
I got this banjo at a auction. I am new to playing, I also am enjoying working and learning about them.
It does not have a name that I can find other then the head "Jos B Rodgers" the rim Is 10.25" and the fretboard 19".
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Never saw one like it.
But, in the words of an old hillbilly philosopher by the name of John:
That is a great find you have! I’ve always wondered why bottom tension banjos didn’t become more popular.
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