Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

1134
Banjo Lovers Online


Please help me identify this banjo that was stolen from me

Want to hide these Google ads? Join the Players Union!
Oct 22, 2019 - 6:11:20 PM
3 posts since 10/22/2019

Hey all, thanks for having me on this wonderful forum. Im an idiot and never bothered to write down the make or model of my banjo and unfortunately it was stolen. I looked it up before and remember it was from the 70s if that helps. Figured someone here might recognize at least the brand logo on the top which I can't quite make out. Let me know if I can provide any more info, any help is appreciated in these trying times. Thanks.




 

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:13:33 PM

RBToo

USA

12 posts since 9/25/2004

Kent.

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:18:50 PM

3 posts since 10/22/2019

RBToo Thanks for that. I also should mention its a 4 string banjo if that matters.

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:41:02 PM

1922 posts since 12/31/2005

Here is one that was for sale (hope it wasn't yours).  Has a different head that would obscure the eagle.  Was the back of your resonator like this one?  LINK to Reverb

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:10:26 PM

3 posts since 10/22/2019

quote:
Originally posted by Brian Murphy

Here is one that was for sale (hope it wasn't yours).  Has a different head that would obscure the eagle.  Was the back of your resonator like this one?  LINK to Reverb


Yes, the back was just like that and the banjo  looks just the same as this. It's exactly like this but with a clear head and the eagle design on the inside. This is a great lead, thanks friend!

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:39:57 PM
likes this

873 posts since 11/17/2018

quote:
Originally posted by StolenBanjo
quote:
Originally posted by Brian Murphy

Here is one that was for sale (hope it wasn't yours).  Has a different head that would obscure the eagle.  Was the back of your resonator like this one?  LINK to Reverb


Yes, the back was just like that and the banjo  looks just the same as this. It's exactly like this but with a clear head and the eagle design on the inside. This is a great lead, thanks friend!


I would check local pawn shops and Craigslist ads.

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:50:54 PM

RBToo

USA

12 posts since 9/25/2004

It’s a 19 fret tenor banjo, which should help with identification.

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:14:52 PM
Players Union Member

Chris Meakin

Australia

2472 posts since 5/15/2011

quote:
Originally posted by StolenBanjo
quote:
Originally posted by Brian Murphy

Here is one that was for sale (hope it wasn't yours).  Has a different head that would obscure the eagle.  Was the back of your resonator like this one?  LINK to Reverb


Yes, the back was just like that and the banjo  looks just the same as this. It's exactly like this but with a clear head and the eagle design on the inside. This is a great lead, thanks friend!


Certainly check all online sales, but the reverb link is from 2013.

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:02:04 AM

353 posts since 3/31/2013

My first electric guitar was a Kent back in the 60's. It was made in Japan.

Don't know if they made banjos or if they are the same company.

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:59:42 PM
likes this

10435 posts since 10/27/2006

quote:
Originally posted by jlsorbit

My first electric guitar was a Kent back in the 60's. It was made in Japan.

Don't know if they made banjos or if they are the same company.


They didn't make anything. Kent instruments were imported from a number of countries including Finland, Yugoslavia and Japan by the late 1960s.

That banjo looks a lot like a Sam Ick banjo but it could be older from Japan. At one time, this Korean maker boasted that they made the majority of all the instruments in the world under too many names to count—including Samick, their semi-premium house brand. That was a long time ago. In any case, these and any other instrument under the Kent band could have come from anywhere except the USA.

 

It's a real bummer to lose any instrument but especially one that you enjoy playing.

Edited by - mikehalloran on 10/23/2019 22:03:49

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.171875