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Sep 18, 2020 - 10:07:58 AM

LzChase

Sweden

138 posts since 10/30/2019

My main banjo has been the subject of at least 5 threads by now. I've now learned almost everything about it, having even been in contact directly with Deering. But it would be fun to know who played it before me, I thought that maybe they were on BHO. If it's you, then you're a life saver.

The ad on Elderly's elderly.com/products/deering-v...neck-2001

Serial Number: 1118001 A194

Sep 18, 2020 - 12:07:06 PM

64 posts since 9/23/2019

Good looking banjo. Since finding an old for sale ad for my current banjo from 2011, I've been wondering the same things! 

I wonder if it's worth starting an ongoing thread where we try to track down previous owners/find out about our banjos. 

Edited by - szbassoon on 09/18/2020 12:08:21

Sep 18, 2020 - 1:19:50 PM

LzChase

Sweden

138 posts since 10/30/2019

quote:
Originally posted by szbassoon

Good looking banjo. Since finding an old for sale ad for my current banjo from 2011, I've been wondering the same things! 

I wonder if it's worth starting an ongoing thread where we try to track down previous owners/find out about our banjos. 


Probably not. That's, however, not in any way a reason not to do it.

Sep 19, 2020 - 12:49:48 PM

625 posts since 11/21/2018

I built 3 necks and inlayed them in 1976-7. Sold 2 of them and the 3rd (mine) was lost in a house fire.

I've considered asking here before, but this thread has me thinking, maybe now is the time...
I've lost the records of who those two necks went to, due to the fire and wondered if they're still out there being played... "Northern Belle Banjo Works", hearts and flowers inlays, maple necks made in Bellingham, WA. In the (very) off chance one their owner/players is on BHO, I'd love to hear from you via PM. The Headstock inlay/trademark was of a woman banjoist sitting on a quarter moon. Sad to say I have no photos of that anymore, either. Thanks-just in case!

Sep 20, 2020 - 7:46:11 AM

LzChase

Sweden

138 posts since 10/30/2019

An interesting story

Sep 20, 2020 - 8:43:20 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24931 posts since 8/3/2003

Ownership of my banjo is easy to trace. I am the 2nd owner and bought it from the original one. Not many people are that lucky, I guess.

Sep 20, 2020 - 8:57:22 AM

6 posts since 12/24/2018

quote:
Originally posted by szbassoon

Good looking banjo. Since finding an old for sale ad for my current banjo from 2011, I've been wondering the same things! 

I wonder if it's worth starting an ongoing thread where we try to track down previous owners/find out about our banjos. 


Sep 20, 2020 - 8:58:18 AM

6 posts since 12/24/2018

I think it could be a very interesting undertaking!

Sep 21, 2020 - 8:20:43 PM

Paul R

Canada

13173 posts since 1/28/2010
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The widow of the owner of my 1978 Jake Neufeld consigned it to the Twelfth Fret in Toronto. I purchased it in March 2019. That fact (owner's death) has persuaded me to let things lie.

But it would be interesting to find out who has my mid-Seventies Jake Neufeld.

Edited by - Paul R on 09/21/2020 20:21:43

Sep 22, 2020 - 6:25:20 PM

433 posts since 2/3/2010

My John Hartford model Deering was one of John’s personal banjos. As far as I am concerned it just doesn’t get any better.

Phil

Sep 22, 2020 - 7:03:21 PM

2249 posts since 10/17/2013

My first good banjo (a 1980 Deering Intermediate) came from a Theresa Wright in Oklahoma. Original owner was a “P.J. Wallner.”

My current banjo has a 95-year-old rim from a 1925 Gibson Oriole tenor that was in North Dakota. and the neck and resonator came from a since-parted-out (not by me!) 2004 Gibson RB-250, owned by Joe Morrow in Texas. 

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