From the flange, it looks like a ‘30’s Epiphone Recording banjo.
Alvin is likely correct. Link to prior thread that links to another prior thread: LINK
Edited by - Brian Murphy on 12/02/2019 19:24:56
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It’s an Epiphone; I think with a conversion 5-string neck, but it may be an original 5. He played it for years.
Edited by - Bill Rogers on 12/02/2019 20:47:06
Martha recently discussed this banjo somewhere. I think Tom Morgan and Eddie made the 5 string neck. I also think Eddie changed the resonator on it too.
it looks like he may have a gibson resonator on it, zoom in on this picture and theres a thumb screw holding the resonator on where it would be on a gibson resonator.
these epiphones had 2 thumb screws directly across from each other in the middle. hangoutstorage.com/banjohangou...22019.jpg
Thanks, Brian. Followed the links and eventually read the story as reported by Marthy and as dictated by Eddie, of the "drop-kicked banjo." Couldn't stop laughing. While I was reading, all I kept thinking, was dear Lord, had we had cell phones in those days, what a video that would have been!
Edited by - Enot Retsam on 12/03/2019 18:15:01
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