Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

773
Banjo Lovers Online


Jan 15, 2021 - 3:12:07 PM
10 posts since 5/23/2010

Hi All -

I got an old Luscomb piccolo banjo for Christmas. It appears to be from the late 1880's, with gut (or nylon) strings and an 8 inch head. A couple of basic questions:

* What string gauges are used on these little beasts?

* Where can I get a period-correct bridge? The solid, old bridge has extra slots and is a bit rough on top.

Thanks! - Max

Jan 15, 2021 - 3:25:41 PM

262 posts since 11/29/2012

Post photos when ya can! Thanks!

Jan 15, 2021 - 6:07:17 PM
likes this

csacwp

USA

2787 posts since 1/15/2014

Strings . . . Buy LaBella early instrument singles (rectified nylon and a silver wound nylon fourth) in the following gauges:

.017"
.019"
.023"
.024w"
.017"

You can buy them on LaBella's website.

For a bridge, contact Joel Hooks. He makes period replicas and is a member here.

Jan 16, 2021 - 7:30:51 AM

1966 posts since 2/12/2009

wow ! I got socks and deodorant ! fab Xmas gift !

Jan 16, 2021 - 12:16:21 PM

10 posts since 5/23/2010

I know, right? Totally unexpected gift.

Jan 16, 2021 - 12:17:39 PM

10 posts since 5/23/2010

Thanks @csacwp for the suggestions. I'll reach out to Joel about a bridge and get some strings.

Jan 16, 2021 - 12:19:05 PM
like this

10 posts since 5/23/2010

Hi Mark (@35planar) - I posted some pix.


Jan 16, 2021 - 12:23:24 PM

1966 posts since 2/12/2009

Lovely little banjo Max, enjoy !

Jan 16, 2021 - 1:32:45 PM

262 posts since 11/29/2012

That is too cool!! Thanks for posting photos!

Jan 16, 2021 - 4:43:24 PM

csacwp

USA

2787 posts since 1/15/2014

Nice banjo!

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.171875