I have a Stromberg Voisinet tenor banjo which was my Great Grandfathers. This was in perfect condition. My Mother lent it to my cousin who swore he never had it. Years later his mother said she found it after he moved out. When I opened it I could have cried.
I would like to give it to someone who could either bring it back to life or use it as an organ donor.
One can search a very long time and never find another one of those SV/Kay cast flanges for sale. The Kay will have two holes for the knurled resonator nuts, otherwise, it's the same.
Till then, it could make a nice session banjo for playing at the local Celtic pub.
I volunteer at fiddlersdream.org in Phoenix. Last year 2 instruments were donated.
We are a 501.c.3 all volunteer coffeehouse and performance venue with 34 years of community service.
We have been closed for almost a year and are surviving on donations and open stage on Zoom.com on Thursday nights like tonight.
I know a team of people who might be interested in restoration with the goal being playing of the instrument. We would then offer it for a proper donation to our program. We did it last year with an Oscar Schmidt from the '20's.
Somebody else's mess is a cool looking puzzle. That banjo is a prize. If you donate it to us, we only give you a receipt, you are the one who claims full value with the IRS. Being in pieces doesn't change the value.
Please contact me off forum.
Edited by - Helix on 02/25/2021 15:54:14
I would volunteer to restore it and donate it to a local charity.
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