Hi. I'm asking for my husband. He just got a banjo...its an arita. 5 string. Anyone know anything about this? Value? Thanks!
Are you sure that isn't "Aria"?
No matter......we'll need pictures to even venture a guess as to what the banjo is.
Arita is the trademark for instruments sold by the Newark Music Instruments Company in Newark, NJ. Asian instruments - bottlecap 5 string has MSLP of $311 and an open back with MSLP of $227.
A close up of the peghead shape & the name may reveal the maker. ( Only one pic is uploaded. It appears to be a product of the Kasuga factory, .. but need more pics)
Edited by - tdennis on 11/22/2020 15:23:32
The maker's name doesn't matter much. These were generic product sold with various names by vaious dealers. I'd guess a late 1970's or 1980's date. These banjos used usually bring about $100--$125; maybe more on a good day, maybe less on a bad one.
Thanks for the help everyone! I picked it up for $50, so I would say I got a good deal.
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