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Oct 25, 2020 - 10:18:02 AM
15 posts since 7/21/2010

Rich and Taylor JD Crowe 5 string banjo stamped inside rim is 9309-52.
Can anyone tell me how to identify the year and the number of my banjo produced?
I’ve heard this serial number means it was built in 93 in the month of September (09) and 52nd banjo produced. S/N 9309-52. Can this be verified?
Also the Kulesh Ten Hole Tone Ring has a serial number R-T 143 which would make it an early Rich & Taylor banjo I think.
Thanks so much.

Oct 26, 2020 - 5:47:34 AM

3420 posts since 4/27/2004

You've got the date correct. Many of these early R&Ts had the tonering replaced with the "new and improved" Tennessee 20 ring. Great banjo!

Oct 26, 2020 - 8:27:42 PM

15 posts since 7/21/2010

Thanks southerndrifter for your message. I guess the fellow that tole me was right.

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