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Sep 20, 2019 - 10:45:08 AM
44 posts since 9/15/2019

Ok... I'm still trying to ID some of my inherited instruments. This one has what looks like Mickey Mouse pictures on it. Was my dad playing a joke on me or was there really such a thing...

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:58:11 AM

2223 posts since 3/30/2008
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Drawings, stencils & autographs are common on banjo heads, especially banjo ukuleles. Please take some portrait pics of the banjo itself, peghead, sides, tailpiece & inside pot, if you want to identify & date your instrument. The  characters  on the head were probably just for fun.

Edited by - tdennis on 09/20/2019 10:59:01

Sep 20, 2019 - 11:25:08 AM

10702 posts since 4/23/2004

Mickey Mouse was far more popular back then than any of us can really relate to today. He was arguably the first cartoon superstar...and quite commonly added to banjo heads.

Think of this along the lines of having "that kid" in school (the one who could draw your favorite cartoon character) draw a few on the flyleaf of your schoolbook. Spongebob, Pikachu, Perry Platypus, Homer Simpson, etc.

In grade school, if you wanted an airplane or motorcycle...I was that kid.

Edited by - trapdoor2 on 09/20/2019 11:32:04

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:17:59 PM

44 posts since 9/15/2019

Thank You for the info... I'll get more pics soon...

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