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Feb 20, 2020 - 7:29:20 PM

Jfraser44

Australia

2 posts since 2/20/2020

Hi we were recently given my husbands grandmothers banjo from when she was a little girl. We assume it's about 100 years old. It has Reynolds and Co London engraved as well as The Triumph 232 which I assume is the model. One of the strings is unfortunately pulled but besides that it looks in good shape. It also looks like it is still in its original case. Can anyone tell me something about this banjo? Thanks




 

Feb 20, 2020 - 9:16:06 PM

907 posts since 1/9/2012

The pot (round body) is of the zither banjo design, most popular in England from around 1880 through World War II. Yours is strung as a mandolin, i.e., four double courses of strings. That is to say it is played like a mandolin. (Actually, there are all manner of banjo-mandolins.)

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:24:10 PM

Jfraser44

Australia

2 posts since 2/20/2020

Thank you

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