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. http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/msg/d/hartland-bd-silver-bell-banjo/7100489040.html
This Silver Bell looks like an early model and must be a tenor/plectrum variety.
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.
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.
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:
Thanks, guys. I'm surprised no one has purchased it.
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