SO the banjo found a new home and was slightly damaged in shipping (always insured) and the owner was able to get it to a repair shop....thanks UPS!
Thanks everyone for the info...the new owner is happy with his clone especially for the money!
Yep it’s a copy to the bone! It’s worth about 800-1k. It still might be a decent sounding banjo. That flange looks like some Japanese jobber from the 70s.
'FRAMUS BANJO' 1 hr
'Is it Game Over?' 3 hrs
'Good Saturday Morning' 4 hrs
'Recording King Rk35' 9 hrs