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Dec 2, 2019 - 5:40:07 PM
1 posts since 12/2/2019

Hello, banjo experts!

I’m hoping you can help me figure out the possible age and/or origin of this banjo. I’ve had it for a few years and am looking at selling/upgrading, but have no idea what information to provide for a potential buyer.

There are no clues aside from a Grover fretboard and a faded “MW” engraved on the tailpiece (pictures attached). Any ideas?

Thank you!!


Dec 2, 2019 - 6:09:28 PM
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21389 posts since 7/6/2005

It's a generic Asian banjo, probably from the late 70's into the 80's. Value $75-100 maybe.

Dec 2, 2019 - 6:15:05 PM
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6351 posts since 8/28/2013

This is a generic Asian made banjo and could have been sold under about a billion different names. There's not really much you can tell a potentila buyer other than "5 string banjo."

It's a beginner level, aluminum rimmed, open back, banjo. It isn't at all valuable: $75-125 tops, probably closer to the lower figure.

Dec 2, 2019 - 6:35:12 PM
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3040 posts since 1/31/2005
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I see a resonator.

Dec 3, 2019 - 8:24:57 AM

6351 posts since 8/28/2013

Yes, there is a resonator. I was duped by the photo that doesn't show it. Other than "open back," the rest of the description still stands.

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