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Nov 20, 2019 - 8:11:54 PM
3 posts since 11/20/2019

Can anyone tell me anything about the banjo in this photo. The headstock is unlike any Fender banjo I have been able to find.


Rick Casey


Nov 20, 2019 - 8:20:39 PM
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3 posts since 11/20/2019

Here is another full photo


Nov 21, 2019 - 5:12:07 AM
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14851 posts since 2/7/2003

NOPE, zero zip, as far as any connection to Fender. If it was FENDER it would ALWAYS have the trademarked Fender script logo, NO exceptions

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:19:16 AM

2261 posts since 1/16/2013

Maybe it's a prewar Fender Style 1 conversion thingy.... haha

Nov 21, 2019 - 7:13:26 AM
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5005 posts since 10/12/2009

First "counterfeit"  Fender I've ever seen !

Nov 21, 2019 - 7:21:15 AM
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852 posts since 5/19/2007

desert rose , the Concert Tones had the Fender name within a banner. I know this is just a lapse on your part. But yes, that is not a Fender neck. And even the flange is wrong. Original Fender flanges had round holes, holdovers from Salstrom banjos.

Nov 21, 2019 - 7:49:50 AM
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14851 posts since 2/7/2003

Jim yes of course you are correct, my " always " was mentally focusing on post Fullerton stuff such as Korean and Chinese. They are extremely careful about branding the off shore stuff. Back in the Artist and Concertone days, banjos were just a pain in the backside to us and branding wasnt a concern with Asia yet to wake up

That being said the banjo in question here is a god know what? instrument, not Fender in any incarnation


Nov 22, 2019 - 4:02:14 PM

3 posts since 11/20/2019

Thanks for verifying my suspicion. Nothing about the instrument indicates Fender...but who in their right mind would go to the trouble to try to make it appear so. Guess not all banjo players are in their right mind. Thanks for your help, fellas!

Nov 24, 2019 - 10:27:33 AM

52859 posts since 12/14/2005

If it was done inside a portable shelter with canvas walls, then they can be charged with doing it within tent to deceive.  cheeky

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:47:57 AM

10734 posts since 4/23/2004

Totally bogus. Of course, if it were real, it would look like this.wink


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