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Feb 26, 2020 - 12:46:02 PM
1028 posts since 11/9/2010

Does anyone recognize this banjo? I’m trying to get more pictures, but no luck so far.
Thanks!
Dean

Feb 26, 2020 - 1:05:01 PM
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53939 posts since 12/14/2005

Well, THAT picture is at least a START.

Did you remove the resonator and look inside, for labels or numbers?

If not, do so, and take photos of the innards, too.

Ain't it AWFUL when you can't get the pics to upload?

It's even worse when none of the tried-and-true CUSSWORDs help, either.

Feb 26, 2020 - 2:40:39 PM
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From the photo that Mike G posted, not enough detail to give a level of ID, but...it does look very interesting.

Please, if at all possible post better photos. Front, back and peghead. A detailed photo of the tensioning hardware would also be appreciated.

With those, many here can weigh in and give you a solid ID.

Feb 26, 2020 - 2:46:58 PM
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658 posts since 9/29/2009

The ball brackets with the little chimney on top, engraved shell and carved heel look like it could be an old Washburn banjo but it would be nice to see it all

Edited by - Billybiltbanjo on 02/26/2020 15:00:34

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:36:37 PM
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rbfour5

USA

1028 posts since 11/9/2010

Not sure why all the problems occurred trying to upload the only picture I have.... The owner does not have any other photos. They did let me know it’s a George Washburn. Are there any luthiers in Central IL/ IN that can come up with the missing hooks, nuts, flange plates, etc.? Supposedly the owner is only wanting replacement hardware.
Thank you everyone who has replied!

Edited by - rbfour5 on 02/26/2020 15:37:58

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