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Identifying and old open back (1880’s/90’s~)

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Jul 3, 2020 - 5:39:15 AM



42 posts since 3/1/2019

Just got this old open back and the seller says it’s from around the 1880’s/90’s. Neck may or may not be stock, and the tuners aren’t all original. Claims it’s a Buckbee, but I don’t know about that. Either way, only ran me $250 so even if it isn’t all genuine or antique, still a fair price for a banjo!

Jul 3, 2020 - 5:57:05 AM



2662 posts since 1/15/2014

That looks like a Buckbee or something similar. The friction pegs were likely added later, and it looks like the rectangular peghead was carved by a previous owner.

Jul 3, 2020 - 6:19:13 AM
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2221 posts since 11/29/2005

A bargain price.

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