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May 23, 2020 - 7:43:24 AM
2 posts since 5/23/2020

I'm new here and need your help to find out more about this instrument.
Was bought at a flea market in Moscow, has absolutely no marks anywhere. My idea it can be from GDR. Sounds beautiful :)

Any ideas?

Many thanks!

May 23, 2020 - 8:18:58 AM

54457 posts since 12/14/2005

No marks inside?
Maybe photos of the neck-to-body connection inside might give some clue.

May 23, 2020 - 9:53:59 AM

2 posts since 5/23/2020

Mike, no no marks at all. Here is the photo of head to body connection!


May 23, 2020 - 10:57:13 AM

3012 posts since 5/29/2011

Dowel stick attachment looks similar to an old Waverly but it is not exactly the same. My instinct is that you are correct that it could be East German but I have no evidence to support that. It looks to be solidly built but not expensive.

May 23, 2020 - 1:50:54 PM


New Zealand

10909 posts since 6/29/2003

Most, if not all banjos that come out of the GDR have a 'zero' fret just past the nut.

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