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Apr 4, 2020 - 12:49:47 PM
4648 posts since 3/22/2008

I am looking for a particular banjo so check Craigslist from time to time.  I keep finding other stuff at reasonable prices so post here in case someone is interested.

This Silver Bell looks like an early model and must be a tenor/plectrum variety.

Apr 4, 2020 - 5:01:42 PM

29 posts since 12/19/2017

Definitely looks like an early model tenor. It is hard to pin down the actual year without more information. Not a bad price as long as it doesn’t have any major repairs.

Apr 4, 2020 - 6:15:22 PM

7075 posts since 8/28/2013

The earliest of these would have holes in the outside skirt of the tone ring and a different resonator.

I'd guess this one to be from the mid-twenties or later.

Apr 5, 2020 - 12:35:14 AM

Polle Flaunoe


5377 posts since 3/7/2006


John - it´s a 19+5 fret tenor from 1925/26.  You´ll find the fretboard extension on appr. 5% of these banjos. Here a 1926 example of mine:

Apr 5, 2020 - 3:19:36 AM

4648 posts since 3/22/2008

Thanks, guys. I'm surprised no one has purchased it.

Apr 6, 2020 - 11:06:46 AM



1181 posts since 7/21/2004

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